Florida Ag Recap, Week of Nov 2-6
November 6, 2009
Here’s what was going on this week in Florida agriculture (via our twitter @freshfromfl):
- This week’s Commissioner’s Spotlight is on Florida-Grown Products (from@SoutheastAgNet)
- There’s a big farmer’s market opening in Hollywood on November 8.
- Swedish researchers say that children born to mothers who ate plenty of vegetables during pregnancy are less likely to have type 1 diabetes. (via @healthyeats)
- Florida Organic Growers & Worden Farm will be hosting a free farm tour for growers interested in organic production on 11/9.
- This is a great time to plant veggies, flowers & herbs! Here’s a list of what you can plant in Florida from the Orlando Sentinel.
- All orders on the Fresh from Florida store made before January 1, 2010 will receive a free apron!
- USDA makes $17 million available to train beginning farmers and ranchers.
- Check out what our Division of Marketing is doing with retailers to promote Florida produce (written by @doug_ohle)!
- National and state park entrance fees will be waived on Veteran’s Day in honor of the military. Get outside and see Florida’s parks!
- Local and regional grown considered by Florida growers.
- Ballots for the Florida Citrus Production Marketing Order referendum will be mailed out on Nov 16.
- @SoutheastAgNet will stream a conference call on the Citrus Referendum on their site on Nov. 12
- Learn about Florida’s dairy industry! (via @FloridaMilk)
- Our twitter lists are up and running – find Florida producers, ag groups and more here!