Florida Ag Recap, Wk of Oct. 26 – 30
October 30, 2009
Missed some of our updates this week on our Twitter page? Here’s a quick recap of the highlights from the week.
- This week’s Commissioner Spotlight focused on Agriscience Education Leadership Program.
- Florida seafood available this week: red grouper, amberjack, flounder, spiny lobster, red snapper, yellowfin tuna, stone crab & oysters
- SOBE Wine & Food Fest tickets on sale now! Come see us at Fun & Fit as a Family Weekend. Hurry before they sell out.
- 6 tests school cafeterias fail.
- Teach kids about healthy eating choices & win a cooking session with our chef.
- Big Farmer’s Market opening soon in South Florida (via @FlaFruitandVeg)
- Congrats to High Springs Dairy, one of the Ag Environmental Leadership Award winners being recognized this week.
- UF’s 1st citrus cultivar: Took them 24 yrs to make, but some are calling it the best orange they’ve ever had.
- Harvesting stone crabs: hard work, big business.
- Week in Florida Ag: PLANTING – Lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, cabbage; HARVESTING – peanuts, cotton; AT MARKET – avocados, okra, cukes, tomatoes.
- 1st documentary about Florida’s Working Waterfronts to air this weekend – Florida’s Fishing Traditions: Sebastian.
- Great new brand getting the word out on our local produce & making it available. (via @EdibleSoFla)
- Gene McAvoy Honored with 2009 Excellence in Crop Advising Award. (via @FFAAtweets)