In This Issue:

Mike Allen – Co-founder of POLITICO to keynote at FFVA 2016

One of Washington D.C.’s most influential and well-connected journalists will be sharing his insider knowledge at FFVA 2016’s traditional Cracker Breakfast. Mike Allen, a “founding father” at POLITICO, one of Washington’s most popular publications, will speak at the annual event on Sept. 29. Politico’s daily email tip sheet called Playbook, which Allen created, has become [...]

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Cuba: Challenges and opportunities

A group of Florida agricultural leaders got a firsthand look at Cuban agriculture on a recent trip to the island country 90 miles off of Florida’s coast. The five-day trip by alumni of the Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources provided the 28 participants with a better perspective of the state of the [...]

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Introducing FFVA’s newest emerging leaders

Members of Class 6 of FFVA’s Emerging Leader Development Program are excited, motivated and ready to learn. Travis Kuhn, one of the new class members, summed it up this way: “I’m looking forward to interacting with industry leaders in Florida and building relationships with the next generation of Florida agriculture!” Here’s an introduction to the [...]

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Trade associate update – Premier Ag Finance, Inc.

 – Working for agriculture – Agriculture continues to play a substantial role in the American economy. Those who farm need flexible, personalized financing options and that’s why two men with years of knowledge and experience in both the lending and farming industries came together in 2015 to create Premier Ag Finance. During the past year, [...]

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Flashback – From The Harvester, September 1984

– Cracker Breakfast returns – Resurrected for this year’s convention is the Cracker Breakfast. The Cracker Breakfast was a highlight of FFVA’s conventions in the 1950s. This event will highlight three of Florida’s treasures: our leaders, our youth and our products. FFVA’s Immediate Past President Frank Teets will emcee the breakfast, featuring speakers from both the [...]

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VIDEO: Sugar industry responds to accusations of role in algae bloom

John Scott Hundley and Karson Turner respond to the misinformation in the algae crisis and the detrimental effects of taking more Palm Beach County farmland out of production.

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