In This Issue:

Florida Specialty Crop Foundation has a busy year

Sonia Tighe has her hands full – and she loves it. The executive director of the Florida Specialty Crop Foundation has been busy coordinating nine recently awarded U.S. Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Grants funded through the 2014 Farm Bill. The grants were awarded to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to [...]

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Drones in agriculture – more than just technical challenges

At first glance, it looked like a toy – an expensive toy from one of those coffee table catalogs. But it definitely was not a toy. It was a drone – an agricultural tool with quite a future. Demonstrators from the University of Florida explained to a field tour group at the recent Florida Ag [...]

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Producer member profile – Paul Meador

 – Harvesting, hauling and more – FFVA has a new face among its board of directors who is not only a producer member several times over but is a trade associate member as well. Paul Meador heads Everglades Harvesting & Hauling Inc. of LaBelle and owns and partners with others to grow citrus and vegetables. [...]

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Trade associate member update – Jamco Inc.

FFVA trade associate member Jamco Inc. sells and rents quality late-model used forklifts of all major brands and capacity as well as chargers, batteries, pallet trucks, forklift attachments and more. The company also carries Eagletronic chargers for charging lead-acid batteries of all types and voltages. Company founder Abbas Jamal started the company as a forklift [...]

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Flashback – 1966

– From The Harvester, November 1966 – Keep it Fresh – “Fresh fruits, vegetables are what consumers want, investigators find” – In rating what the customer wants in the supermarket or grocery store she shops, according to the Burgoyne Index and the Ohio State University survey, reported in the October edition of Super Market Merchandising, [...]

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FFVA Chairman Alan Temple takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

VIDEO: In honor and in memory of former FFVA Chairman Frank Johns, current Chairman Alan Temple recently took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a new level.

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