Disaster Relief Fund for Farmers in Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands Affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Abigail Taylor Industry News Release, Organic, Top Posts, Weather

Contact: David Vaina, 352.377.6345 or david@foginfo.org Family farmers in Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands can now access much-needed relief following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Farm Aid has partnered with Florida Organic Growers & Consumers, Inc. (FOG) to distribute emergency relief grants of $500 to help farmers meet household expenses. Families who rely on farming…

NRCS Offers Organic Initiatives for Growers

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA NRCS) is working to raise awareness about available programs for organic growers. Monica Jones, district conservationist covering Alachua, Bradford and Union counties in Florida, exhibited at the inaugural Organic Food & Farming Summit in Gainesville on September 17–19 to do just that. Jones says NRCS…

Organic Growers Give Input for 2018 Farm Bill

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As the 2018 farm bill discussion continues, many growers are pressing to get their voices heard by those writing the bill. At the inaugural Florida Organic Food & Farming Summit in Gainesville, a workshop on September 18 allowed growers to discuss their concerns and suggestions for the farm bill. Sarah Hackney, grassroots director at the…

First Organic Food and Farming Summit Sees Success

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The inaugural Organic Food and Farming Summit wrapped up on September 19. Presented by Florida Organic Growers (FOG), the summit featured presentations from top researchers, a trade show and farm tours. Andi Emrich, summit coordinator, says the event went extremely well. Emrich says one year ago, the FOG board decided it wanted a conference that…

Registration for Organic Food and Farming Summit Ends September 1

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Tomorrow is the last day to register for the Organic Food and Farming Summit happening September 17–19 in Gainesville, Florida. Presented by Florida Organic Growers, this inaugural summit will feature research presentations, a trade show and several workshops. Andi Emrich, summit coordinator, says she is very excited for the event and thinks it will be…

Registration Open for the Florida Organic Food & Farming Summit, September 17-19

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Contact: Andi Emrich, Summit Coordinator, Email: andi@foginfo.org (Gainesville, Fla. –) – Registration continues for Florida Certified Organic Growers and Consumers’ (FOG) statewide Organic Food & Farming Summit taking place September 17-19 in Gainesville. The Summit kicks off on Sunday September 17 with organic food and farm tours and on-farm workshops in and around Gainesville. Following…

First Organic Food & Farming Summit

Abigail Taylor Organic, Top Posts

Florida Organic Growers is holding its inaugural Organic Food & Farming Summit on September 17–19 in Gainesville, Florida. Andi Emrich, summit coordinator, says she is very excited for the event and thinks it will be a huge success. The summit will start on Sunday, September 17, with farm tours around Gainesville. Among the list of…

Trap-Cropping Recommendations

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Trap cropping is an organic method to combat pests. Ayanava Majumdar, an Extension entomologist for the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, has been researching the best trap-crop methods to manage leaffooted bugs. Leaffooted bugs can usually be seen in groups on produce. According to Majumdar, these pests can do some serious quality and quantity damage to…