Archive | January, 2013

“…one of Florida agriculture’s most valuable resources.”

Dan Botts has come a long way since his snake-chasing days. Born in 1951 in Troy, Ala., young Dan would help his father, a civil engineer, with surveying work. Dan’s job was to keep an eye out for snakes. From that beginning, he developed a passion for the natural world that eventually brought him to [...]

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Social media in agriculture: Who’s doing it right?

With so much misinformation spread every day about agriculture, those in the business feel compelled to get the real message out. But is social media the way? Will it really do any good to spend time blogging and tweeting? Who’s out there, and why would they care about what you’re doing on the farm today? [...]

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FFVA member profile

The Lewis Friend family has worked Florida soil for nearly 100 years. This pioneering Florida family has known every facet of South Florida farming, from machetes to Best Management Practices. Members of FFVA since 1949, the Friend family came to South Florida in 1914, when Frank Friend cast off from Lamar, Colo., with his wife [...]

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FFVA trade associate member update

Nichino America, Inc.– a long tradition of crop protection FFVA trade associate member Nichino America, Inc., offers crop protection products with an emphasis on targeted performance as well as flexibility and ease of application. A wholly owned subsidiary of Japan-based Nihon Nohyaku Co. Ltd., Nichino America produces several products for weed, insect and disease control, [...]

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Flashback: From The Harvester, June 1987 … Profile: Doyle Conner

Strawberries, glimmering in the Florida sun like rubies provided precious cash on the Conner Farm in the 1930s. the fields located just outside Starke also provided young Doyle Conner the perfect apprenticeship for the career he would later choose. Frequently, Doyle found himself alongside farmworkers, picking berries and helping to put them up in special [...]

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Danny Johns of Blue Sky Farms shows Chef Keith Snow how potatoes are grown in Florida

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