The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association serves as a strong voice for Florida farmers who grow nutritious fruits and vegetables to feed our country. We listen and respond to growers’ needs, working to shape agricultural public policy. FFVA is the go-to resource for Florida agriculture, no matter the issue.
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Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association's 75th annual convention takes place Sept. 25-27 at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Fla. Registration is now open.
Florida agriculture has a compelling story to tell. It’s the story of farmers, their love for the land, and an industry that helps power our state’s economy. It’s a story that’s been written one generation at a time.
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Apply for the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association's Emerging Leader Development Program, which identifies young leaders and equips them during a yearlong program to become strong advocates for Florida agriculture.
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Farming is full of challenges and uncertainties. Members of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association say being part of the association is important to their success. Find out why growers say FFVA is an indispensable part of doing business in Florida agriculture.
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As a first-generation farmer, Ryan Atwood made the right career moves to end up a successful businessman and respected leader in Florida’s blueberry industry. Drawing on his work as a research scientist, crop adviser, sales representative and extension agent, the pieces all fell into place.
“It was a long and winding road,” he acknowledged.
In the 18 years since he earned a master’s degree in forest genetics at the University of Florida, the 43-year-old Atwood has established himself as a go-to guy in the blueberry business. No wonder. He co-owns a family farm, a packinghouse and a farm management company. In addition, he owns a blueberry consulting firm and an apiary. Read more...
The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association is pleased to announce the selection of 15 up-and-coming agriculture industry leaders for the 8th class of our Emerging Leader Development Program for the coming year.
Find out who the new class members are here.
Class 8 members will be introduced at FFVA’s 75th Annual Convention in Naples, Sept. 25-27. Class 7 will graduate at the event’s opening luncheon.
Launched in 2011, the program identifies and develops leaders to be strong advocates for Florida agriculture.