Category Archive: News

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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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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