Final Days to Enter Bayer’s Farm for Good Sweepstakes

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The Crop Science Division of Bayer wants to remind Southern growers that March 31st is the deadline to enter their Farm for Good™ Sweepstakes. Bayer will be awarding a total of $50,000, with ten growers receiving a $5,000 donation each for the local charity of their choice. Keith Rucker, technical service specialist for Bayer, explains who is eligible. Enter the Bayer Farm for Good™ …


Perdue on Infrastructure

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During the recent Commodity Classic held in Orlando, Florida, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was asked about infrastructure and if he felt it would be something the administration would move up on its priority list. Hear his response: Image by Kim Newberg from Pixabay


Water Management Workshops in Georgia

Dan General, USDA-NRCS, Water

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia invites producers across the state to take part in the upcoming statewide Water Management Workshop Series. University of Georgia (UGA) and Fort Valley State University (FVSU) extension programs have partnered with NRCS to host these workshops. While they are geared towards smaller acreage and new/beginning farmers, they are open to all who …


FFB President on Ag Commissioner Fried: ‘She’s the Real Deal’

Dan Florida, General

Speaking with AgNet Media’s Gary Cooper last week at the state Capitol during Florida Farm Bureau (FFB) Days in Tallahassee, FFB President John Hoblick said he’s impressed with the passion and communicative capabilities that the state’s new agriculture commissioner brings to the job. Hoblick said he and others in Florida agriculture are growing with concern about the communications challenge to …


Commissioner Nikki Fried Appoints Steven Hall as General Counsel

Dan Florida, General, Industry News Release

Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried on Friday announced that Steven Hall will serve as General Counsel for the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Hall had previously served as Acting General Counsel under the previous administration, and will now lead the Department’s legal efforts as General Counsel. Hall first began with the Department as a law clerk in 2005 and became Deputy General Counsel in …

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Commodity Classic Starts Thursday

Dan Education, Field Crops, General

The 2019 Commodity Classic will be held Feb. 28 to March 2 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Established in 1996, Commodity Classic is one of the largest agriculture industry events, with close to 10,000 attendees annually for the past three years. The General Session will include comments from leaders of the five associations that present Commodity …

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Perdue to Speak at Commodity Classic

Dan General, Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Commodity Classic, held Feb. 28-March 2 in Orlando, Fla. Commodity Classic is one of the largest agriculture industry events, with close to 10 thousand attendees annually the past three years.  Perdue will speak during the General Session, which is open to registered event attendees and is …