The Volusia County Farm Bureau holds many events for members throughout the year. These events are just a fun way to get together and make new friends with other Farm Bureau member families.
For Farm Bureau members who are women, the annual Women’s Breakfast is a fun morning of food, games and door prizes. The 2015 Women’s Breakfast is scheduled for March 5. MEMBERS ONLY please. Call 386-734-1612 to reserve a seat.
The Annual Dinner is in the Hester Building at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in October. The dinner is for Farm Bureau members and their family members who reside in their home. If you’re not a member and would like to attend the dinner, please join by calling Judy Eyler at 386-734-1612. It’s a delicious, free banquet with entertainment and door prizes for MEMBERS ONLY. Already a member? Call Judy to rsvp for the dinner.
The Volusia County Farm Bureau Youth Speech Contest gives money to teens ages 14 to 18 just for speaking up for five minutes. The 2016 speech theme is: “How does Florida’s Right to Farm Act help farmers and ranchers when their rights are challenge?” The top three winners receive cash prizes of $200, $150 and $75, respectively. Winners at the county level will move into the district competition and be eligible to win more cash prizes. District winners then move on to the state competition in October. State competition grand prize is $500.
Food Check-Out week is in February and the Volusia County Farm Bureau celebrates everything food with a special demonstration at the Wednesday Farmers Market.
Volusia County Farm Tour – A self-guided tour of selected farms happens each year around Thanksgiving. The tour dates and locations are announced by Volusia County Farm Bureau’s partners at the UF/IFAS Extension office. The tour is free and open to the public.