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Agriculture innovation insists on taking calculated risks

There are different kinds of stubborn. There’s a stubborn that’s cautious about change and a stubborn that insists on it.

FFVA board member Jamie Williams of Lipman Produce puts himself in the former camp. It has served him well, because it’s a check on impulsive change based on scant science. It takes a few years of accumulated evidence to change his mind.

Sanjay Shukla, a University of Florida/Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences agricultural engineer, is the other kind of stubborn. Read more...


FFVA selects next class of emerging leaders

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.
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