Archive | August, 2016

International trade experts to share insights at FFVA 2016

With top USDA officials talking about the importance of opening new markets, setting global rules and enforcing our country’s rights, global trade has never been more important for the agriculture industry. “Global Markets: A Produce Perspective,” one of FFVA 2016’s timely issues forums, will feature three experts who will hone in on this important topic [...]

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Hiring Our Heroes matches veterans with employers

Farmers and soldiers have both been around a very long time, and they have much in common. That’s why Simon Bollin, agribusiness development manager for the Hillsborough County Economic Development Department, is fired up about matching veterans with jobs in agriculture. He wants to spread the word about Hiring our Heroes, a U.S. Chamber of [...]

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Producer member profile – Jerry Mixon, KLM Farms

– Undercover in the Florida sunshine – a fresh take on fresh citrus – There’s only one positive side to the devastation brought to the citrus industry by citrus greening disease: the spirit of innovation that has been ignited in growers, researchers, entrepreneurs and others. FFVA producer member Jerry Mixon, president of KLM Farms is [...]

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Trade associate member update – Lewis, Longman & Walker

Questions and answers with Chris Johns of the law firm of Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. – Chris Johns comes from a long line of Florida farmers. His father, Frank Johns, was a former chairman of FFVA. Chris uses his background in agriculture to advantage when working for his clients. We talked with him about [...]

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Flashback – FFVA’s 15th annual convention

Flashback 1958 – Minutes, FFVA executive committee meeting,  April 11, 1958 – As the first order of business, Mr. Rudolph Mattson requested that Secretary Joffre David present the management’s recommendations with regard to FFVA’s 15th Annual Convention. Mr. David explained that inasmuch as convention costs have become higher year by year, considerable study had been [...]

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VIDEO – Register today for FFVA 2016!

FFVA’s 73rd Annual Convention promises to bring you great speakers, up-to-the-minute information on the issues you care about, and plenty of networking opportunities. Register today at FFVA.com/FFVA2016!

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