More ways to connect with FFVA

You’ve never had more opportunities to connect with FFVA and help us to serve our great industry. The association's seven committees focus on key issues that affect specialty crop agriculture. These groups strengthen FFVA’s voice, involve members in the association and help us continue to shape sound agricultural policy.

FFVA members: 
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Committees

Advocacy

Provide direction and oversight for FFVA legislative and political activities at the state and federal levels.  Also provide oversight of the association’s issues management and communications on key issues:
- Legislation affecting FFVA members
- Oversight of FFVA’s Political Action Committee
- Identification and oversight of key issue management processes for FFVA
- Identification and prioritization of legislative issues for active FFVA intervention

Food Safety and Sustainability

Provide direction and coordination of FFVA activities related to food safety and sustainability; including identification of educational and research needs of the membership, and emerging issues that could impact Florida producers:
- Implementation of food safety regulations
- Oversight of FFVA food safety member services
- Regulatory and supply chain sustainability initiatives

Production Management

Provide direction and coordination of FFVA activities related to all aspects of crop production, including identification of educational and research needs of the membership and emerging issues that could impact Florida producers:
Regulatory issues and enforcement related to crop protection tools
Nutrient management
Invasive pests
Non‐target impacts of crop production practices

Research

Facilitate the collection, compilation and prioritization of research needs identified by the policy committees of FFVA and communicate, coordinate and collaborate with the Florida Specialty Crop Foundation, the University of Florida, the USDA Agricultural Research Service and other research institutions to ensure the priority needs of FFVA’s members are met:
- Assessment of industry needs
- Coordination with state and federal research institutions
- Collaboration with Florida Specialty Crop Foundation

Supply Chain Management

Provide direction and coordination of FFVA activities related to supply chain management, including identification of educational and research needs of the membership and emerging issues that could affect Florida producers:
- Domestic and international supply chain regulatory matters
- Traceability
- Fresh From Florida and other promotional activities
- Transportation

Water and Land Use

Provide direction and coordination of FFVA activities related to water and land use, including identification of educational and research needs of the membership and emerging issues that could impact Florida producers:
- Water and natural resources regulatory matters
- Best Management Practices
- Growth management, including property rights and water management district oversight

Workforce

Provide direction and coordination of FFVA activities related to all aspects of agricultural labor availability and management, including identification of educational and research needs of the membership, and emerging issues that could impact Florida producers:
- Workforce regulations
- Health care
- H2‐A program oversight