Commissioner Putnam Seeks Nominations for Woman of the Year in Agriculture

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam is now accepting nominations for the 2017 “Woman of the Year in Agriculture” award. Since 1985, the “Woman of the Year in Agriculture” award has recognized women in all areas of the industry who have made outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture. The deadline for submitting nominations is June 1, 2017. Nominations may be …

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. Hires New Executive Director

Dan Education, Florida, Industry News Release

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. (FAITC) is pleased to announce, effective February 15, 2017, Rebecca Sponholtz will be its new Executive Director. Sponholtz has been with the organization since June 2013 as Education Program Manager and will provide a seamless transition in this next phase. “I am very excited about the opportunity to continue to educate youth and adults …

Officials to Release Sterile Flies in Homestead in Precautionary Move

Dan Cattle, Florida, Industry News Release, Livestock

From: Florida Department of Agriculture Following the announcement that a stray dog found in Homestead, Fla. was positive for New World screwworm, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced that it will begin releasing sterile flies on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017 in the Homestead area as a precautionary measure. Since the 1950s, …