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Florida Beef Council Hosts Tour

Dan Beef, Florida

The Florida Beef Council (FBC) hosted a tour this week where it was able to get the beef message out to a certain group of folks. In this week’s beef checkoff report, FBC’s Director of Beef Marketing and Promotions, Allyson Trimble, says it was a great opportunity for the council to spread the beef message.

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Seeking Nominations for Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame

Dan Florida

In May, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame had started accepting nominations for the class of 2018. The deadline for those nominations is quickly nearing, as they must be submitted by September 1, 2017. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services partners with the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation each year …

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Great Florida Cattle Drive ’21

Dan Cattle, Florida

The Great Florida Cattle Drive is known as a project that celebrates Florida’s rich history as a cattle state. The last cattle drive took place in January of 2016, and while they are normally held every 10 years, Chairman Doyle Conner Jr. says the next one will be in 2021. More shots from the Great Florida Cattle Drive 2016. “The …

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UF Scientists to Help California, Florida Growers Control Dangerous Avocado Pathogen

Dan Florida, Fruits, Industry News Release

University of Florida experts know all too well about laurel wilt, the pathogen endangering the state’s $100 million-a-year avocado industry – and they’re trying to find ways to prevent it from spreading. Now, they’re taking their data to California to talk to scientists, growers, and regulators. Faculty from the UF/IFAS Tropical Research and Education Center are in California this week …

Rep. Albritton Discusses Changes in Florida House

Abbey Taylor Florida, Legislative

By Jaci Schreckengost Ben Albritton, Florida House Representative of District 56, says there have been changes in the Florida House since the transition between Speaker Crisafulli and Speaker Corcoran in 2016. According to Albritton, the former speaker, Crisafulli, supported many policies for agriculture during his time as speaker. While the new speaker, Corcoran, has not had as much of a …

New Leader Picked for South Florida Water Management District

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Water

by Jim Turner, News Service of Florida A key player on Everglades issues was elevated Monday to become executive director of the South Florida Water Management District, replacing Pete Antonacci who is leaving to become Gov. Rick Scott’s top business recruiter. The district’s Governing Board unanimously agreed during a teleconference to promote Ernie Marks, district director of Everglades policy and …

Calving Management Workshops

Calving Management Workshops in Gainesville and Okeechobee, Florida

Dan Cattle, Dairy, Education, Florida, Industry News Release

Dr. Ricardo Chebel, UF College of Veterinary Medicine Dairy Health Extension Specialist, will be presenting classroom information and hands-on practice on dairy calving management. He will be covering risk factors for dystocia, the process of normal calving, stages of calving, strategies to correct dystocia. Classroom sessions will be available separately in English and Spanish. Both sessions will combine for lunch …

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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: FRESH! Recipe – Shrimp and Sweet Pepper Stir-Fry

Dan FL Commissioner Report, Florida

On this week’s Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam is joined by Executive Chef Justin Timineri to talk about a fresh new seafood stir-fry recipe using ingredients Fresh From Florida.   FRESH! Recipe – Florida Gulf Shrimp and Sweet Pepper Stir-Fry Ingredients: 1 pound Florida shrimp, peeled and deveined3 Florida bell peppers, assorted colors, sliced1 tablespoon Florida …

2017-2018 Florida Heifer Development Program

Deadline for Florida Heifer Development Program is Tuesday

Dan Cattle, Florida, Industry News Release

Cattlemen across the Southeast are being reminded that Tuesday, August 1st is the deadline for the nomination of heifers in the 2017-2018 Florida Heifer Development Program. Last year the program developed 79 head of commercial and purebred heifers for producers from Georgia, Alabama, and Florida. All heifers in the program will be housed at the North Florida Research and Education …