FLORIDAGRICULTURE Jan./Feb. Issue 2016 : Page 3

OFFICERS President Vice President Secretary Treasurer John Hoblick Brantley Schirard Jr. Steve Johnson Rod Land DIRECTORS District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 District 6 District 7 District 8 District 9 District 10 District 11 District 12 District 13 District 14 District 15 District 16 District 17 District 18 District 19 Jerry Davis Jeff Pittman Henry McCrone Michael Dooner Rod Land Jon Deas Dalton Dowdy Ed Shadd Brad Etheridge Jeb Smith Kelly Rice J. Daniel Peterson Mark Byrd Steve Johnson Dan West Ken Harrison Mark Sodders Jacob Larson Mark Wilson STATE WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE Chair Vice Chair Sarah Carte Danielle Daum CONTENTS 4 6 8 10 14 16 29 PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE WATER SIGNS YOUR CHILDREN’S HEALTH LOCAL FARM TO TABLE CITRUS RESEARCH ON THE NATIONAL STAGE CROSSWORD PUZZLE STATE YF&R LEADERSHIP GROUP President Immed. Past Pres. Thomas Ford Christian Spinosa STAFF Editor Communications Mgr. Advertising Manager Communications Coord. G.B. Crawford Rachael Smith Joey Mazzaferro Christy Hudson 8 FLORIDAGRICULTURE (ISSN 0015-3869) is published Jan.-Feb., March, April-May, June, July, Aug.-Sept., Oct. and Nov.-Dec. for $3.25 per year in member dues by the Florida Farm Bureau Federation, 5700 S.W. 34th Street. Periodical postage paid at Gainesville, FL and additional mailing offices. It was established in 1943. Copyright 2016 by the Florida Farm Bureau Federation. Main telephone number: (352) 378-8100. Printed by Panaprint -Macon, GA. POSTMASTER Send address changes to: FloridAgriculture, P.O. Box 147030 Gainesville, FL 32614-7030 For advertising questions contact our advertising manager at (352) 374-1523, by e-mail to joey.mazzaferro@ffbf.org or by mail to: FloridAgriculture Joey Mazzaferro P.O. Box 147030 Gainesville, FL 32614-7030 Non-member subscriptions are not available. 14 JANUARY/FEBRUARY CALENDAR Jan. 27-28 Jan. 28 Feb. 2-3 Feb. 9 Florida Citrus Show, Ft. Pierce. To register, visit https://www.cvent.com/events/2016-florida-citrus-show/ registration-70bdfb9f3c57446788430d3bf9f3bf01.aspx UF/IFAS Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference, Apopka. For more information, visit http://www.fred.ifas.ufl.edu/ FlAgPolicyOutlookConference/ Florida Farm Bureau Legislative Days, Tallahassee. For more information, contact christine.scovotto@ffbf.org Florida Ag Hall of Fame Banquet, Tampa. For tickets, visit http://floridaaghalloffame.org/ Errata: In the November/December issue a caption on Page 11 incorrectly identified Earl Wendt as William Wendt. Cover photo : This young visitor found a friend during a tour of Florida farm operations held after the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2016 Annual Meeting. FLORID AGRICULTURE | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016 3

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