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Florida Agriculture in the Classroom celebrates 30 years

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom is celebrating its 30-year anniversary of teaching students that their food doesn’t just magically appear at Publix. Through its curricula, workshops and other efforts, the non-profit organization is dedicated to educating teachers and students about the importance of the state’s multi-faceted agriculture industry by incorporating lessons about agriculture into subjects [...]

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Christmas cards benefit rural, low-income children

It’s beginning to look a lot like … the 2016 RCMA Christmas Cards Back to school, football, maybe even some color in the leaves … it’s fall. What better time to think about holiday cards? The children who benefit from programs provided by the Redlands Christian Migrant Association have designed a fresh batch of colorful [...]

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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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Mike Allen – Co-founder of POLITICO to keynote at FFVA 2016

One of Washington D.C.’s most influential and well-connected journalists will be sharing his insider knowledge at FFVA 2016’s traditional Cracker Breakfast. Mike Allen, a “founding father” at POLITICO, one of Washington’s most popular publications, will speak at the annual event on Sept. 29. Politico’s daily email tip sheet called Playbook, which Allen created, has become [...]

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