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Flashback – 1989 – A new beginning

- An original poem by FFVA member Quentin Roe … The Harvester put out a call for thoughts on the holidays, Christmas memories and reflections on those things that mean the most at this time of year. Quentin Roe was kind enough to share the following. A time and land so long ago Our Christmas [...]

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Flashback – 1977 – FIRE!

From The Harvester, November 1977 Fire broke out in the FFVA headquarters building at 12:30 a.m., October 5, literally hours before the annual membership meeting set for the morning of October 6. Although damage was extensive inside the building – one wing was completely gutted – division functions housed in those offices are being carried [...]

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Flashback – The Okeechobee Hurricane, 1928 –

“Okeechobee Deaths Laid To Big Wave” The Tampa Tribune. September 19, 1928. The greatest loss of life in the Okeechobee City district during the hurricane was caused around midnight Sunday by a wall of water from 8 to 12 feet high, which swept in from the lake and destroyed the few standing homes of fishermen [...]

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Flashback – From The Harvester, November 2005

Hurricane Wilma hits Florida growers hard Everyone in the path of Hurricane Wilma agrees that the storm was more damaging and affected a larger area than had been anticipated. They also predict it could have an impact on volume and pricing for Florida crops in the next few weeks. The storm swept across south and [...]

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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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Flashback – From The Harvester, September 1984

– Cracker Breakfast returns – Resurrected for this year’s convention is the Cracker Breakfast. The Cracker Breakfast was a highlight of FFVA’s conventions in the 1950s. This event will highlight three of Florida’s treasures: our leaders, our youth and our products. FFVA’s Immediate Past President Frank Teets will emcee the breakfast, featuring speakers from both the [...]

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