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PRESIDENT’S LETTER -The Hot Topics on Everyone’s Minds

I am writing this letter in mid-December and right now the only thing I hear our blueberry growers talking about is “chill.”  In the midst of this hot topic, the two words I hear most [...]

By | February 24th, 2016|Announcements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on PRESIDENT’S LETTER -The Hot Topics on Everyone’s Minds

Spring Meeting and Trade Show

Florida Blueberry Growers learn about  how this year’s weather and dormancy breaking treatments are affecting the 2016 blueberry crop in Florida and Georgia.  The Spring Meeting and Trade Show was held at the Hillsborough Community College [...]

By | February 19th, 2016|Announcements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Spring Meeting and Trade Show

Hernando Progress, Inc Award Honors Florida Blueberry Growers Association

Hernando Progress, Inc. Board of Directors In Grateful Appreciation Present The Florida Blueberry Growers Association This Outstanding Community Service Award For Their Commitment to the City Of Brooksville and Hernando County Friday, January 22, 2016

By | February 4th, 2016|Announcements, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spring Blueberry Short Course Meeting Agenda

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By | January 30th, 2016|Announcements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Spring Blueberry Short Course Meeting Agenda

FBGA 2015 Officers and Directors

Please join us in congratulating/welcoming the 2015 FBGA Officers and Directors: • Dudley Calfee, President (Renewal Term of Office: 10-08-2015 to 10-07-2017 • Dan Ebbecke, Vice President (Renewal Term of Office: 10-08-2015 to 10-07-2017 • [...]

By | October 13th, 2015|Announcements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on FBGA 2015 Officers and Directors

Florida Blueberry Industry Still Has Some Growing Up To Do

By: Dudley Calfee | September 25, 2015 | Growing Produce Last season, Florida blueberry growers harvested about 25 million pounds of berries throughout the state. This was up from just less than 17 million the [...]

By | October 7th, 2015|Announcements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Florida Blueberry Industry Still Has Some Growing Up To Do

UF/IFAS Certificate of Farm Labor Management

Independent farm labor contractors are sometimes not as familiar with rules and regulations governing farm worker safety and economic welfare as they could be.   In Florida, there is no required training for FLCs.  They have to take a test to get their Florida State labor contractor license, but many of them took that test 20 years ago. […]

By | August 16th, 2015|Announcements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on UF/IFAS Certificate of Farm Labor Management

In the News

U.S.: Florida blueberry growers ‘pleased’ with fruit set With Florida’s blueberry industry just about to kick off its 2015 campaign, an industry head has said everything is so far shaping up to be a relatively [...]

By | March 19th, 2015|Announcements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on In the News

FBGA Spring 2015 Conference Presentations 

Just click on the title to display the presentation FEBRUARY 2015 Current Status of Labor Regulations Current USDA Blueberry Research  Distribution and Management of Spotted Wing Drosophila in Florida Berry Crops New Blueberry Disease Issues in [...]

By | February 24th, 2015|Announcements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on FBGA Spring 2015 Conference Presentations 

Risk Management

The following information and tools were recently released regarding Risk Management. Please find those links below. General links to the RMA website, cost calculators, & information regarding Whole-Farm Revenue Protection Pilot Program (WFRP) RMA (Risk [...]

By | December 12th, 2014|Announcements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Risk Management
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