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FANN forms Rare Plants Team

July 27, 2016

A new rare plant endowment fund effort has drawn the interest of three FANN members: Jane Thompson of Indian Trails Native Nursery in Lake Worth, Terry Godts of Green Isle Gardens Nursery in Groveland and Dara Dobson of 7 Pines […]

Ag Finance Workshop – Grow Your Business Profits August 18-19, 2016 in Homestead

July 25, 2016

Do you know how to grow your plants but not your profits? Do you know what a business plan is? Do you need one? Do you hear others talk about cash flow? Do you need to learn about record keeping? […]

FREE Agribusiness Growth Workshop Miami-Dade Extension

July 25, 2016

FREE agribusiness workshop focusing on accessing capital, accessing international markets, business plans and using mobile technology. Presented by the FIU Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in partnership with Pino Global Entrepeneurship Center and UF/IFAS Extension, Miami-Dade County. 9-11am Tuesday, August […]

July 26 “Functional Plants” seminar with Charlie Hall, Ag Economist

July 22, 2016

Dr. Charlie Hall, well known Ag economist & industry speaker from Texas A&M University, will talk about the “new” opportunity provided by “functional plants.” Folks, there’s nothing more functional than native plants, planted in communities to provide the ecological services […]

Free disaster-preparedness webinar for small businesses August 9

July 22, 2016

FREE webinar Tuesday August 9 from 9:30-10:00am. Business interruptions can cost small businesses thousands of dollars a day. Some estimates are upward of $3000/day. Whether the disaster is a simple power outage, road construction, flooding, or larger scale incident such […]

July 2016 FANN member updates

July 14, 2016

Congratulations to Heather Blake of Natural Treasures Farm & Nursery on being awarded 2016 Outstanding Chapter Leader Award by FNGLA at FNGLA’s annual convention. Heather is the current president of the Frontrunners Chapter serving North Central Florida. We are so […]

Aug 2 Deadline for Public Comment on EPA Herbicide & Pesticide Guidance

July 14, 2016

AUGUST 2, 2016 DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS Draft Guidance for Pesticide Registrants on Pesticide Resistance Management Labeling Applies to all conventional agricultural pesticides (including herbicides, fungicides, bactericides, insecticides and acaricides). Focus is on product labeling to improve information about how […]

August 1 deadline for 2016 FANN publications

July 11, 2016

Attention FANN members and potential members — August 1, 2016 is our deadline to get member profile updates, plant availability updates, credentials/services survey inputs and display ad orders for both the Native Plant & Service Directory and the Guide for […]

August 2016: More Milkweed seed available for FANN growers

July 11, 2016

The Florida Milkweed Project has acquired Asclepias humistrata (Pineland or Sandhill Milkweed) seed for production by FANN growers. This spring-summer blooming, sprawling groundcover-like perennial features pretty flowers but the leaves are even more spectacular — very large and colorful. This […]

C&C Peat is now Southeast Soils Peat Company

July 1, 2016

At the end of May 2016, C & C Peat Company merged with Southeast Soils LLC to form Southeast Soils Peat Company Inc. C & C Peat Division Manager Mike Wolfe said customers will be better served by the combined […]