Archive | July, 2012

FFVA 2012 tackles timely industry issues

What other convention offers a spy, bears, the latest industry updates, networking, a round of golf and more? FFVA 2012 has something for everyone. This year’s annual convention will offer opportunities to learn about priority issues for agriculture, hear dynamic speakers, and have some fun in the Florida sunshine . FFVA 2012 takes place Sept. [...]

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Ag Tag projects help children learn importance of Florida agriculture

Cows. Bees. Brunch.  What do they have in common? Florida Agriculture in the Classroom. “The Beef Cow is a Winner,” “Catch the Buzz on Bees in Wakulla County,” and “Growing Brunch” are just three of the 18 projects across the state that Florida Ag in the Classroom will fund in the next year to teach [...]

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Producer member profile: Rick Roth on the Everglades, cooperation and family

The history of Florida agriculture is rich with stories of hardworking families whose generations persevered through storms and sunshine to create the state’s second largest industry. Longtime FFVA board member Rick Roth comes from one of those families. His family’s story is “the classic example of the American dream,” Roth says. His father, Ray, who [...]

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Trade associate member update: The Andersons

The Harvester recently had a chance to chat with John Guglielmi, director of sales and marketing, and Jennifer Hodges, marketing representative, for The Andersons, Southern Region. The Andersons is a publicly traded company with diverse interests that include agribusiness, such as grain and plant nutrients as well as rail car leasing and repair, industrial products [...]

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Flashback: From the Harvester, September 1969

“Next 25” all set to go – a look into the future When a state organization nationally recognized for excellence in its field holds an annual convention, the eyes and ears of all concerned are trained in that direction. That’s what’s happening as Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association prepares for the 26th Annual Convention, Sept. [...]

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Quentin Roe on FFVA’s leadership

Quentin Roe on FFVA’s leadership

Quentin Roe of William G. Roe & Sons talks about how FFVA’s leadership benefits the Florida specialty crop industry.

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