In This Issue:

FFVA 2014 – Annual convention draws crowds

FFVA 2014 brought in hundreds producers, shippers and allied trade industry partners to Naples in September to network, do business and discuss the issues of the day. Attendance at the annual convention continues to climb, with almost 400 registered participants this year. Putnam details challenges, successes Water, school nutrition, research, and defending agriculture were key [...]

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Florida Agriculture Labor Relations Forum — ‘Just here to scare you’

— Ag Labor Forum covers multiple areas of concern — Some interesting labor-related developments took place in 1974, including passage of the Right to Work law, which protects freedom of choice in union membership. It also was the first year of the Florida Annual Agriculture Labor Relations Forum. The forum marked its 40th year in [...]

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Producer member profile — Alan Jones, Jones Potato Farm

— Thankful for opportunities and God’s grace Alan Jones’ father, David, had a plan for the future. He started farming with his brother Harold in the North Florida community of Hastings in the 1950s. As time passed, through good planning and hard work the two were able to provide opportunities for their children. “Dad and [...]

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Trade associate member update — PNC Ag Banker Brian Hofer provides financial resources to FFVA

— FFVA trade associate member PNC Bank knows that the agriculture business has its own financial challenges. That’s why it offers services tailored to the unique needs of Florida growers. PNC is one of the nation’s largest diversified financial services organizations, with a history that goes back 160 years. PNC Bank was created in 1983 [...]

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Flashback — September 1974, Notes from FFVA’s 31st Annual Convention —

Two Florida governors participate in convention “Good Morning America – 212 Million Americans Must be Fed Today” served as the theme for FFVA’s 31st Annual Convention, held 30 years ago this month at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Fla. Two Florida governors participated in the convention: Reubin Askew, who was governor at the time, and [...]

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View highlights of FFVA’s accomplishments in the past year

View highlights of FFVA’s accomplishments in the past year

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