Today (Friday, May 24, 2019) marked day two of Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried’s first trade mission to Israel. Fried will spend several days meeting with government officials, agricultural research groups, and agriculture-related businesses before joining other Florida Cabinet members next week for a Cabinet meeting and business development meetings.
Fried made this statement following yesterday’s trade mission kickoff: “I’m thrilled to be in Israel learning about innovations on agriculture and citrus, water efficiency, cannabis, and more. We’re going to bring home ideas and best practices from the Middle East’s only democracy and one of the world’s leading nations on technology and research. As the first Jewish woman elected to the Florida Cabinet, I’m looking forward to this opportunity to strengthen the special bond between Florida and Israel.”
Commissioner Fried’s daily schedule is as follows:
FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2019
All times are in Israel Daylight Time (7 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time)
8:30 AM BLUE GREEN ALGAE WATER TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATION
Located north of Tel Aviv, Kibbutz Gaash is a community featuring advanced technology in agriculture, lighting, and tourism.
10:00 AM MEETING AND TOUR AT ISRAAID
IsraAID is an Israeli-based humanitarian aid agency that responds to emergency crises and engages in international development worldwide.
1:00 PM MEETING AT MASHAV AGRICULTURAL TRAINING CENTER
Kibbutz Shefayim includes the Hof Hasharon Dairy Farm, considered one of the most advanced dairy farms in Israel, as well as citrus, winter crops, and plant development technologies.
4:00 PM VISIT TO KFAR CHABAD
Located south of Tel Aviv, Kfar Chabad features agricultural lands and educational institutions.
5:00 PM DINNER
Background image: Aerial View from Mount Tabor to Arab City and Jezreel Valley in Israel