Senior Policy Staff Member to Take Helm as Policy Director for National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

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Washington, DC, December 2, 2016 – The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) today announced the appointment of Greg Fogel as the Coalition’s next Policy Director, effective January 3, 2017. Together with Jeremy Emmi, NSAC’s Managing Director since 2013, Fogel will help lead the organization into the future. Founded in 1988, NSAC is a leader in…

Sign Up for Lake County Farm Safety Day

Kelsey Fry Industry News Release, Labor, Top Posts

Lake County Extension will hold a Farm Safety Day on December 14 at the University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Agriculture Center at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares. The training is designed to educate workers on equipment safety, CPR and first aid, updates to the Worker Protection Standard, pesticide applicator safety and…

Transitioning the Farm to the Next Generation

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By: Ernie Neff Passing a farm from one generation to another can be as simple as waiting for the older generation to die or become disabled. But do-ing it that way, with no planning, probably won’t be a very rewarding experience for either generation. That was the consensus of several speakers at this summer’s Florida…

Cultivation of Hemp as Cattle Forage

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Alternative cropping approaches continue to be on the rise. Keily Stiff, president of Southern Hemp Strategies, and her team have taken an interesting approach to cattle feeding in Florida. After studying U.S. trends and knowing Florida’s strong agriculture ties, Stiff decided to investigate and coordinate a project researching the cultivation of hemp as a forage…

Ag Institute of Florida Launches New Website

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The Agriculture (Ag) Institute of Florida has launched a new website for agricultural communication material. Amber Maloney, the institute’s president, says the new website will provide a variety of news and resources about Florida agriculture. The Agriculture Institute of Florida got its start back in 1970 and was oriented to agricultural business people. But in…

Training Opportunity for Farm Labor Supervisors

Kelsey Fry Industry News Release, Top Posts

The Farm Labor Supervisor Training program recently wrapped up its last scheduled class for the fall. Fritz Roka, associate professor in the Food and Resource Economics Department at the University of Florida’s Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, says that even though the scheduled classes have ended, there is still plenty of opportunity to request…

Ag Angels Help Spread Christmas Cheer

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With the holiday season quickly approaching, there are plenty of great opportunities to give generously to the less fortunate. Ag Angels is a 100-percent non-profit organization dedicated to providing children in Highlands and Hardee counties with a Christmas. Ag Angels got its start 10 years ago when its founder and chairman,Scott Kirouac, was visiting a…

Feeding America Tampa Bay Joins Ag Institute of Florida

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The annual meeting of the Agriculture (Ag) Institute of Florida was held on November 11 at Feeding America Tampa Bay, which is one of the newest members of the institute. The event encouraged members to mix and mingle with agriculture industry communicators representing associations, businesses and institutions, while also giving back to the community. Attendees…