Archive | October, 2012

FFVA 2012 – “One of the best yet”

More than 300 attendees gathered for FFVA’s 69th Annual Convention in Naples to network with their colleagues, get the latest information on key issues and hear the perspectives of industry experts on a variety of topics. From the opening luncheon and State of the Industry update to the final closing party and graduation of FFVA’s [...]

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New varieties on the Florida horizon

In order to provide consumers with a delicious and nutritious selection of fruits and vegetables, combat adverse growing conditions and increase marketing opportunities, new varieties are continually being developed. Florida citrus has undergone somewhat of a revolution in the past decade, bringing the results of research efforts to Florida groves in a more timely manner [...]

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SMR Farms … success through diversity

In the early 1900s, Mr. John Schroeder of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, assembled what later became Schroeder-Manatee Ranch as a timber plantation. The property stretched over more than 48 square miles of land that is now east of Interstate 75 in Manatee and Sarasota counties. About 20 years later, the Uihlein family, a Milwaukee family that was [...]

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WISEarth Organics

FFVA trade associate member WISEarth Organics has made a long journey in a short time. Founded by CEO Earl Devoto in 2006, Dallas-based WISEarth Organics has become a global enterprise with a presence in North America, South America, the Far East, Africa and Europe, according to Lange Sykes, regional vice president. Sykes says the company’s [...]

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40 years ago at FFVA’s 29th convention

From The Harvester, October 1972.   Workshops draw much praise from conventioneers Serious business resulted from the somewhat light and fun-filled atmosphere that surrounded the 29th annual FFVA convention. Three very important workshops were held during the afternoon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. LABOR Tuesday, many questions were answered by area director James E. Blount [...]

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FFVA Annual Report 2011-2012

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