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Quarterly Newsletter

April 6, 2018

Volume 1, Number 1

In This Issue

·    ABOUT US

·    Reasons to become a member

·    U Pick Season

·    Edible Plants

·    Highlighted Member Benefit

·    Upcoming Events

Link to Farm Bureau Membership

Contact Us

ABOUT US

We are the state’s largest, non-profit general agricultural organization. We are more than 146,000 member-families strong. Through a grassroots structure, we ensure the future of family farms, locally grown food and the rural land. Membership in the Florida Farm Bureau means that you are part of a growing community of families who support agriculture in our state. Your membership is one of the most economical investments you make each year. Your membership provides you with valuable benefits and resources to help you save money and stay connected to pertinent issues affecting agriculture in our state.

REASONS TO BECOME A FARM BUREAU MEMBER:

SAVE MONEY - Take advantage of valuable discounts and savings on vehicles, healthcare, insurance, travel and farm equipment. Your savings can pay for your membership.

ADVOCATE - Help make a difference in your community by advocating for issues important to you at the local, state and national level.

BUY FLORIDA’S BEST - Receive exclusive discounts on Florida’s Best® products through the Florida Farm Bureau Buyers Club (FAMA), the oldest and largest club in the country.

GAIN KNOWLEDGE - Network with peers and other commodity groups while gaining professional experience and leadership skills.

STAY INFORMED - Receive a subscription to FloridAgriculture magazine, which covers interesting general interest topics in Florida. Also receive pertinent agricultural updates on current research and public policy issues.

To become a member contact Kim Lott @ 850-671-FARM or online at

https://floridafarmbureau.com/membersignup/

U PICK SEASON IS COMING

Jubilee Orchards –U- Pick Blueberry Farm from April 14th to June 3rd, Saturdays 9-2pm, Sundays 12-4pm, 12008 Miccosukee Rd, Tallahassee, FL. jubileeorchards.com            

Myrtle Creek Farms – U- Pick Blueberry Farm from May to July, 2184 Tram Road, Monticello, FL. Contact:  Scott Steele (850) 997- 0533

 



Eating in-season Florida produce not only means you're supporting local farmers, but it also means you are getting the freshest and best-tasting fruits and veggies possible! Use our availability chart to always know what's in season!

HIGHLIGHTED FLORIDA FARM BUREAU MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT

Florida Farm Bureau members receive special access to the John Deere’s GreenFleet™ Loyalty Rewards program, providing members with a free two-year Platinum 2 membership.      



           

Theses GreenFleet™ great perks like

                 



            



-Valuable Equipment Discounts

            

            

           



-Monthly member email with exclusive offers





            

           



-10% Off Workshop Products...















-10% Off
JohnDeereStore.com















-Special low-rate financing

To learn more about this great member benefit visit: http://www.floridafarmbureau.org/discounts/john-deere/

 UPCOMING EVENTS

 

April 5 -7, 2018 - State Women’s Leadership Conference, The Westshore Grand, Tampa, FL

April 7, 2018 from 9am to 5pm, Springtime Tallahassee Festival: Jubilee in the Park, Downtown Tallahassee, FL

April 10, 2018 @ 6pm – Composting With Worms Workshop , UF/IFAS Leon County Extension Office, 615 Paul Russell Road, Tallahassee, FL

April 13 -14, 2018 – Farewell Whale of Sale , North Florida Fairgrounds, Tallahassee, FL

May 3, 2018 @ 6pm – Annual Suwannee CARES Celebration, UF/ IFAS NFREC- Suwannee Valley 8202 CR 417 Live Oak, FL 32060

May 8 – 10, 2018 - Field to the Hill, Washington, DC

May 9 – 11, 2018 – State Administrative Assistants Conference, Residence Inn, Daytona Beach, FL

 

WE HAD A GREAT TURN OUT AT THE ANNUAL

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FARM CITY WEEK EVENTS

Each year just before Thanksgiving, Farm Bureau members celebrate the positive relationships between farm families and city residents with Farm-City Week. Farm Bureau volunteers donate food, money and time to local charitable agencies that provide aid for citizens in need.

Sharing an abundant harvest is a Farm Bureau tradition. Contact  us here at  Farm Bureau for information about Farm-City Week activities in Tallahassee.

































































A publication of the Leon County Farm Bureau

FAMA - Florida Agricultural Marketing Association

What is FAMA?  Well, to put it plain and simple, the program allows our members to buy farm produce thru their local Farm Bureau.  You can purchase AA Grade Cheese from Wisconsin, Jams and jellies from Georgia, Maple Syrup from New Hampshire, Apples from Washington and a host of fruits from Florida.  The Florida brand items are called "Florida's Best."

The order sheet is located on the back of the FloridAgriculture magaizine that you recieve each month as a member of the Florida Farm Bureau.  You may mail this order sheet to the Leon County Office or call in your order at 850 877 6581.  Kim will call you when your food 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