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Application Deadline for Florida Nursery Owners Extended

USDAWe told you last week that the deadline for Florida nursery owners in six counties to apply for financial and technical assistance to install water conservation practices was May 20. It has just been announced that deadline has been extended until June 3rd.


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Keeping Quality Ag Education Teachers is a Challenge

ffa-logo-821x1024It was recently announced that Mark Poeschl will soon take over as the new CEO of the National FFA Organization and Foundation. And Poeschl says one of the challenges in agricultural education that he sees is the need to attract and retain top-quality, high-school ag teachers.


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Florida Nursery Owners Reminded of Nearing Deadline

USDAUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida reminds nursery owners in six counties that May 20 is the deadline to apply for financial and technical assistance to install water conservation practices.


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Florida Commissioner’s Spotlight: Agriculture Literacy Day

Adam Putnam

Adam Putnam

On this week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight, Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam talks about Florida’s Agriculture Literacy Day in which volunteers visited elementary school classrooms to educate students on the importance of agriculture.


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Georgia Grown Moment – Agriculture Education

Cameron Shirley

Cameron Shirley

As students all across Georgia begin their final examinations, today we focus this week’s Georgia Grown Moment on the importance of agricultural education. As the agriculture instructor at Commerce High School, Mrs. Cameron Shirley has been essential to revitalizing its Ag program.


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Florida Seeking Nominations for Woman of the Year in Agriculture

FDACSFlorida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam is accepting nominations for the 2016 Woman of the Year in Agriculture award. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 1st.


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Florida Woman of the Year in Agriculture Nominations Being Accepted

Nominations for the 2016 “Woman of the Year in Agriculture” award in Florida are being accepted, as this award recognizes women who have made outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture.


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Subcommittee Examines Factors Impacting Cost of Production

house-committee-on-agOn Wednesday, Rep. Rodney Davis from Illinois, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, held a hearing to highlight the positive and negative factors impacting cost of production.


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Study Finds University Extension Program Keeps Farmers in Business

Close Up Of Farmer Using Digital Tablet On Organic FarmA recent study says federal cooperative extension programs at land-grant universities help farmers stay in business.


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Winners of Florida Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award Announced

Commissioner Putnam Announces Winners of Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

FDACSTALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced the recipients of the 2016 Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award, which recognizes agricultural producers who are practicing environmentally innovative farming techniques. This year’s recipients are Alliance Dairies of Trenton, Cherry Lake Tree Farm of Groveland and Jones Potato Farm of Parrish. Read the rest of this entry »

Florida Nursery Owners Urged to Look into Financial Assistance

USDAUSDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Florida wants to remind nursery owners in six counties that a special sign-up is currently underway to receive financial and technical assistance for installing water conservation practices.


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Commissioner Putnam Seeking Nominations for Woman of the Year in Agriculture

From the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:

FDACSTALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam is now accepting nominations for the 2016 “Woman of the Year in Agriculture” award. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 1, 2016.

Since 1985, the “Woman of the Year in Agriculture” award has recognized women who have made outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture. Recipients have included Read the rest of this entry »

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