Category Archive: News

Aug
31

Texas Farm Bureau establishes Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

August 31, 2017 (WACO)—The Texas Farm Bureau has established a relief fund to address the agricultural losses inflicted by Hurricane Harvey. The category four storm struck Texas with a vengeance, flooding Texas farm communities, small towns and major cities. Those …

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Aug
18

Reserve your seat for the Annual Dinner

It’s that time of year again. It’s time to reserve your seat for the Volusia County Farm Bureau Annual Dinner. Local farmers would like to show their appreciation for your Farm Bureau membership by serving dinner to you and any …

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Aug
18

Volusia County teachers can apply for mini-grants

Fourth- through eighth-grade Volusia County agriculture and science teachers can apply for up to $200 in grant funds from Volusia County Farm Bureau. Monies can be used for school gardens, hydroponic projects, aquaculture projects and anything else agriculture related. Please …

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Aug
18

Volusia County Farm Bureau welcomes new board member

Lisa Ford Williams is a new member of the Volusia County Farm Bureau board. Williams and her husband, Richard, along with her extended family, own Florida Olive Systems in DeLeon Springs. Olives are relatively new to Volusia County and the …

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Aug
18

Volusia Young Farmers well-represented at Annual Convention

Volusia County was well represented at the 2017 Florida Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher Leadership Conference held in Punta Gorda in July. A record 15 of the county’s young agriculture leaders attended this “Hooked on Agriculture” conference. “One of …

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Jul
31

Farm Bureau Insurance Agent helps select DeLand High FFA officers

On May 3, Volusia County Farm Bureau Insurance Agent Dusty Cowart helped the DeLand High Senior FFA Chapter by conducting student interviews. Those interviews will help the school’s FFA select officers for the 2017-18 school year. “I was invited by …

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Jul
31

Watermelon Day celebrates five years

Karen Stauderman, UF, Commercial Horticulture Agent The humid, overcast weather didn’t keep the crowds away from the Watermelon Day celebration during the DeLand Farmers Market on June 14. Sweet slices of juicy, red watermelon and samples of ice slushy watermelon …

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Jul
31

Volusia County 4-H has Showdown

By Laura Cash, Volusia County 4-H Extension Agent Let’s be honest – Volusia County 4-H’ers show livestock and they are serious about it, too. Agricultural projects are the backbone of the Volusia County 4-H program and we are proud of …

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Jul
31

Volusia 4-H judging teams do well in competition

The county livestock judging team is Edward Maddox, a 17 year-old senior at DeLand High; Cheyann Wilkins, 14, an eighth grader at DeLand Middle; Briana Lewis, 17, junior at New Smyrna Beach High and Taylor Palmer, 15, freshman at DeLand …

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Jun
12

2017 County Youth Speech winner!

Congratulations to Pranov Swaminathan, winner of the 2017 Volusia County Farm Bureau Youth Speech Contest. The 2017 Florida Farm Bureau Federation Youth Speech topic is “Today’s food companies employ many tactics, including food labels, to gain a marketing edge. How …

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