April 2019 e-Newsletter

 

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April 2019
Women's Leadership Conference Wrap-up Video
Women’s Leadership Conference 
More than 130 women enjoyed interactive workshops, farm tours and networking at the Women’s Leadership Conference in Lake Mary, March 28-30. See photos from the conference.
The Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference will be held on July 12-14, 2019 in Daytona Beach.
Young Farmers Head to the Beach 
Young farmers and ranchers from across the state will convene at the Daytona Beach Hilton Oceanfront Resort, July 12-14, to learn, celebrate agriculture and enjoy fellowship at the 2019 Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference, themed “Ready. Set. Grow.” This year’s conference will feature the preliminary round of the 2019 Florida Farm Bureau Discussion Meet.  Registration opens on Friday, April 5. Learn more about the Conference.
Florida Farm Bureau Federation's Mobile App is available in the App Store or on Google Play.
Farm Bureau Goes Mobile
There’s an app for that. Florida Farm Bureau has developed an app for members to stay up-to-date on the latest ag news, market updates and member benefits. Download from iTunes or Google Play.
The 35th annual Windsor Zucchini Festival will take place Saturday, May 11.
Zucchini Festival Celebrates 35 Years
The 35th annual Windsor Zucchini Festival is set for Saturday, May 11, at the Windsor Volunteer Fire Station. Learn more about the festival.
Local Farm Bureau Leader Promotes Civic Project

Orange County Farm Bureau Executive Director Bobby Beagles was instrumental in initiating a project to construct a new recreation center in the town of Christmas. An April 2 grand opening ceremony with Beagles, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and other local officials introduced the new resource to the public. The event was covered by area media outlets, including the Orlando Sentinel

Jack Payne, University of Florida’s senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources and leader of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Ag Talk with Jack Payne
The red tide/blue-green algae crisis is an opportunity for us – scientists and farmers — to do more for Florida’s water quality. Read about what’s new in research at UF/IFAS.
Senate Passes a Budget

On April 3, the Senate passed a $90.3 billion budget plan, which set up negotiations with the House. The spending plan won bipartisan support and passed with a unanimous vote. The House is currently considering its proposed spending plan at $90 billion.

Both the House and Senate released their proposed 2019-2020 budgets earlier in March and many of the funding lines fell short of where Farm Bureau would like them to be.  Both the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) budget and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences budget have important programs that need to see significant improvement. Read the latest news in AgWatch.

Save the Date for the D.C. Advocacy Trip 
Being the Voice of Florida Agriculture is a label we proudly own, but we also look for opportunities to amplify YOUR voice as a FFBF member. The Field to the Hill trip provides one way you can make your voice heard at the federal level. Join us May 14-16 as we get briefed on the issues, engage with our delegation and network with our friends in Washington, D.C. Registration closes Friday, April 12!  Register for Field to the Hill today.
FARM RAISED | FARM PROUD
Clayton Lyons represents District 3 on the Florida Farm Bureau State Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Group. Counties in his district include Columbia, Baker, Nassau, Union, Bradford, Duval, Clay, Putnam and St. Johns. Meet Clayton.
www.farmbureaubank.com/CreditCards
Farm Bureau members save on more than 800 ZEP products like ZEP, ZEP Professional, Misty, Enforcer, TimeMist, and ZEP Aviation through www.Grainger.com! Use Account Number 856485677 to unlock special member pricing and free standard shipping. Visit https://www.floridafarmbureau.org/discounts/grainger/ for more details.
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April 2019
Women's Leadership Conference Wrap-up Video
Women’s Leadership Conference 
More than 130 women enjoyed interactive workshops, farm tours and networking at the Women’s Leadership Conference in Lake Mary, March 28-30. See photos from the conference.
The Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference will be held on July 12-14, 2019 in Daytona Beach.
Young Farmers Head to the Beach 
Young farmers and ranchers from across the state will convene at the Daytona Beach Hilton Oceanfront Resort, July 12-14, to learn, celebrate agriculture and enjoy fellowship at the 2019 Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference, themed “Ready. Set. Grow.” This year’s conference will feature the preliminary round of the 2019 Florida Farm Bureau Discussion Meet.  Registration opens on Friday, April 5. Learn more about the Conference.
Florida Farm Bureau Federation's Mobile App is available in the App Store or on Google Play.
Farm Bureau Goes Mobile
There’s an app for that. Florida Farm Bureau has developed an app for members to stay up-to-date on the latest ag news, market updates and member benefits. Download from iTunes or Google Play.
The 35th annual Windsor Zucchini Festival will take place Saturday, May 11.
Zucchini Festival Celebrates 35 Years
The 35th annual Windsor Zucchini Festival is set for Saturday, May 11, at the Windsor Volunteer Fire Station. Learn more about the festival.
Christmas, Fla. gets the gift of a new recreation center.
Local Farm Bureau Leader Promotes Civic Project
Orange County Farm Bureau Executive Director Bobby Beagles was instrumental in initiating a project to construct a new recreation center in the town of Christmas. An April 2 grand opening ceremony with Beagles, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and other local officials introduced the new resource to the public. The event was covered by area media outlets, including the Orlando Sentinel.
Jack Payne, University of Florida’s senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources and leader of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Ag Talk with Jack Payne
The red tide/blue-green algae crisis is an opportunity for us – scientists and farmers — to do more for Florida’s water quality. Read about what’s new in research at UF/IFAS.
Senate Passes a Budget

On April 3, the Senate passed a $90.3 billion budget plan, which set up negotiations with the House. The spending plan won bipartisan support and passed with a unanimous vote. The House is currently considering its proposed spending plan at $90 billion.

Both the House and Senate released their proposed 2019-2020 budgets earlier in March and many of the funding lines fell short of where Farm Bureau would like them to be.  Both the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) budget and the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences budget have important programs that need to see significant improvement. Read the latest news in AgWatch.

Save the Date for the D.C. Advocacy Trip 
Being the Voice of Florida Agriculture is a label we proudly own, but we also look for opportunities to amplify YOUR voice as a FFBF member. The Field to the Hill trip provides one way you can make your voice heard at the federal level. Join us May 14-16 as we get briefed on the issues, engage with our delegation and network with our friends in Washington, D.C. Registration closes Friday, April 12!  Register for Field to the Hill today.
FARM RAISED | FARM PROUD
Clayton Lyons represents District 3 on the Florida Farm Bureau State Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Group. Counties in his district include Columbia, Baker, Nassau, Union, Bradford, Duval, Clay, Putnam and St. Johns. Meet Clayton.
www.farmbureaubank.com/CreditCards
Farm Bureau members save on more than 800 ZEP products like ZEP, ZEP Professional, Misty, Enforcer, TimeMist, and ZEP Aviation through www.Grainger.com! Use Account Number 856485677 to unlock special member pricing and free standard shipping. Visit https://www.floridafarmbureau.org/discounts/grainger/ for more details.
Calendar of Events
Ag Updates
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