Florida Ag Recap, Week of Oct 19-23
October 23, 2009
Here is the latest news, info and updates from this week via our Twitter page (@freshfromfl)
- This week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight was on Florida Thoroughbreds (via @SoutheastAgNet)
- A study was released showing that the diets of infant children has improved in recent years. Great news for our Fresh from Florida Kids program.
- Florida seafood available this week: Red grouper, yellowfin tuna & blue crab. Last week’s cold snap prevented stone crab and spiny lobster harvesters from going out, but availability should pick up soon.
- @SeafoodSource will soon host a webinar on U.S. finfish sales.
- FAPC member Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Co. returned from Germany’s ANUGA show with good news to report.
- Having trouble getting your kid to eat veggies? Let them grow their own food.
- A new Florida seafood campaign launched this week – “Seafood to Schools“
- Lake Wales farmer Cary Lightsey was named the Southeastern Farmer of the Year at the Sunbelt Ag Expo.
- UF researchers have developed a new pumpkin farming method for Florida (via VGN_News).
- Commissioner Bronson and Federal Officials toured small Florida farms and met with farmers regarding food safety issues this week.
- The Environmental Leadership Awards will be presented next week at the Florida Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting.