Category Archive: News

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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Jun
12

Is your business up to the challenge?

Have an idea for starting your own food and agricultural business? Enter the Farm Bureau Rural Entrepreneurship Challenge where you can win capital to take your business to the next level. The Challenge is part of the American Farm Bureau …

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Jun
12

Osteen 4-H club gets branding lesson

by Jaden Moore, 15 years old Osteen Gopher Grabbers is a 4-H club based out of Osteen and has been an established club since the 2015-2016 4-H year. 4-H provides opportunities to youth 5-18 years old to learn by doing. …

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Mar
30

YF&R 2017 Leadership Conference

Florida Farm Bureau Federation is excited to announce the 2017 Young Farmers and Ranchers Leadership Conference to be held in Punta Gorda, FL, July 14 – 16, 2017. This year’s theme is “Hooked on Agriculture” and we could not have …

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Mar
03

Youth Speech contestants can earn money

The Volusia County Farm Bureau is on the lookout for talented young speakers and invites teens to show off their abilities and earn some cash as they do. Each year, the local Farm Bureau hosts a Youth Speech Contest. The …

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Mar
03

Classrooms can take Purple Plow Challenge

Students can help solve worldwide food insecurity by creating a sustainable food system in the classroom. According to Feeding America, 42.2 million Americans live without assurance that their food is nutritionally adequate or safe. That number includes 32.8 million adults …

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Mar
03

Cracker Day – April 29

Grab a plate of barbeque and watch the show. April 29 is the 68th Annual Cracker Day in Volusia County. Cracker Day, named for the crack of a cattleman’s whip, is a fun-filled, family rodeo and barrel-racing event. Cracker Day …

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Mar
03

Foliage Forum brings Fireflies to Forefront

by Karen Stauderman, UF Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent There’s nothing like watching fireflies light up a warm summer evening. The sight has captivated generations of youngsters, and even adults, who can’t resist catching them in a jar. As part of …

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Jan
10

Florida Farm Bureau wins national award

Gainesville, Fla.– Florida Farm Bureau received the 2016 Pinnacle Award for outstanding member programs and achievement in 2016. The Pinnacle Award was presented by the American Farm Bureau Federation at its 2017 Annual Convention in Phoenix on Jan. 8. This …

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Jan
03

Annual Women’s Breakfast – March 11

Reserve your seat now. The Volusia County Farm Bureau Annual Women’s Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, March 11 at 9 a.m. This Farm Bureau MEMBERS ONLY free event is just one of the many benefits of being a Farm Bureau …

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