Category Archive: News

Nov
07

Farm Tour set for Nov. 17

City slickers can see how the other side lives during the 36th annual Farm Tour, set for Friday, Nov. 17. The tour is free and open to the public. The self-guided tour has been an annual tradition since 1981. Drivers …

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Nov
02

Volusia County Grower Re-elected as President of Florida Farm Bureau

Gainesville, Fla. – Delegates at Florida Farm Bureau’s 2017 Annual Meeting have re-elected John L. Hoblick as the organization’s President. The Volusia County farmer has served as the organization’s chief executive since 2006. Hoblick, a third generation cut foliage producer …

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Oct
30

Volusia Farm Bureau reflects on recent events at Annual Dinner

Roughly 300 Volusia County Farm Bureau members celebrated the good things and reflected on recent events during the Annual Member Dinner, Oct. 5. “We’ve had catastrophes across the nation and across the world,” said Florida Farm Bureau Federation President John …

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Oct
30

Third Annual Think Pink! Celebrating Life & Loved Ones involves FFA students

Karen Stauderman, UF/IFAS Commercial Horticulture Agent II The third annual Think Pink! Celebrating Life & Loved Ones was held at the Volusia Farm Bureau Farmers Market on Sept. 27. The event kicked off Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) in addition …

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Sep
24

Florida Farm Bureau Donates to Families Here and in Texas

Gainesville, Fla.- Florida farmers well know the difficulty of restoring operations after a major storm. They are busy reconstructing and repairing their own properties in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s destruction. But they have also taken a moment to help …

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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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