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Trade associate update – Lykes Insurance

 – Staying focused on the client It’s unusual that any given issue of the Harvester covers both a producer member and a trade associate member that have as deep roots in the Florida landscape as the two in this month’s issue. Producer member William G. Roe & Sons and Lykes Insurance both were formed in [...]

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Trade associate update – Warner University

Excitement was in the air at Warner University’s groundbreaking for a new agricultural complex. Funding had been phenomenal.  Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam gave a speech.  And construction was estimated to be completed in the fall of this year. Then came the scrub jays. The protected species was the first hurdle the university faced after the [...]

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Trade associate member update – Florida Coast Equipment

Investing in the shop of the future – You could say FFVA trade associate member Florida Coast Equipment has been waiting six years for this moment. “We’ve been members of FFVA for six years. We’ve spent that time getting to know the members and learning how we can be more valuable to them,” said Todd [...]

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Trade associate update – Valencia College

Trade associate member update Preparing tomorrow’s produce farmers at Valencia College Valencia College is on a mission to create the next generation of growers. Its Landscape and Horticulture Technology program soon will become the Plant Science and Agriculture Technology program. The college is keeping its present curriculum but adding new courses to prepare the fruit [...]

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Trade associate member update

Speedling – Changing the transplant world for 50 years FFVA trade associate member Speedling Inc. is a nationwide transplant company that began life in 1968 in the Ruskin area of Florida’s Hillsborough County.  That was when farmers George Todd and Bud Leisey invented a new way to grow and transplant seedlings that continues to innovate. [...]

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Member benefit spotlight – C.H. Robinson and FFVA’s Transportation Program

One of the exclusive benefits FFVA offers its growers, packers and shipper members is the FFVA Transportation Program. This unique program offers members access to consultative account management, tailored pricing options, national surge capacity and business intelligence. All of these resources are provided without any fees or commitment of freight. “Collaborative relationships are essential when [...]

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