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Florida Governor on Farm to Fuel
Government and industry leaders addressed a sold-out crowd at the second annual Farm to Fuel Summit in St. Petersburg on Thursday. Florida governor Charlie Crist told the group that fuels made from agricultural commodities have reached the tipping point in terms of public acceptance. Crist also announced that he would be going to Brazil in November on a trade mission …
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson talks aabout the danger of wildfire and safely burning yard trash. More information about wildfire awareness can be found at the following web address: http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/press/2007/04032007.html â€¦and on the web site of our Division of Forestry: http://www.fl-dof.com/. Report (1:00 wma)
The ethanol industry has kicked off a new promotion with tailgate parties and pump promotions centered around pro football games this fall. According to Reece Nanfito, Ethanol Promotion and Information Council Senior Director of Marketing, promotions for the corn-based fuel are planned to take place prior to professional football match-ups around the country. â€œAt the tailgating parties, we have tents …
Citrus Expo Photo Album
All of the photos I took at Citrus Expo have been loaded into an online Flickr Photo Album. I thinks there’s about 245 of them. Using the link below, you can look at them individually or watch them as a slideshow on your computer. I hope you enjoy them.
Nursery Tree Production & Availability
In the Citrus Expo Seminar building we had a display of windbreak plants for growers to look at.
This afternoon one of the speakers was Nate Jameson, past-president of the Florida Citrus Nurserymen’s Association. He talked about nursery tree production and availability from a nursery manager’s point of view.
Learn About Citrus Canker In Argentina
Cecilio Taylor is a citrus grower in Argentina.
He’s here with a group of growers who are also touring other parts of the state. Cecilio was one of our seminar speakers.
More Seminar Interviews
Southeast AgNet’s Lee McCoy was on the ball today getting us a couple more interviews from the seminar program.
Early on the program were Tom Spreen, UF/IFAS FRED and Bob Norberg, Director, Economic and Market Research, FDOC.
Seminar Logistics and Coordination
The man who has been putting the Citrus Expo Seminar together since the first show is Bob Rouse, pictured here with IFAS helpers while a seminar is in progress. Bob is Associate Professor/Horticultural Sciences, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee, FL.
Ag Labor Relations In Transition
On this morning’s seminar program Walter Kates, Director of the Labor Relations Division, FFVA spoke about ag labor relations in transition.