The Madison County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Attend The Annual State Women’s ConferenceMar 31st, 2011 | By Submitted | Category: Outdoors
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Florida Farm Bureau President, John Hoblick was also on the program and in his presentation, challenged the Farm Bureau Women to keep up their effective and hard work on many Farm Bureau programs and projects.
Madison County Farm Bureau had more Farm Bureau women to attend this Meeting than any other county Farm Bureau in Florida. Eleven folks attended this excellent meeting.
Another key program idea that was discussed was Ag In the Classroom, of which the Madison County Farm Bureau is involved with. Ag Education for school children is extremely important to Madison Farm Bureau’s Women’s Program.
The Madison County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee recently attended the Annual State Women’s Conference which was held this year at the Hotel Duval in Tallahassee.
Usually, this Annual Conference is held in the Southern part of Florida, but this year, the meeting was held in North Florida.
Nearly one hundred and twenty-five farm women from all over the state attended the event. A certain highlight of the meeting was a tour of several interesting forestry-based operations in Gadsden and Leon Counties. Perhaps the most interesting stop on the tour was the Coastal Plywood plant just north of Havana. The ladies got to see up close just how plywood is manufactured. Coastal Plywood is one of the most modern facilities in the country, and there are many forestry owners in North Florida that sell their timber to the Coastal plant.
Another stop for the ladies was a huge ornamental nursery located near Havana. The May Nursery is a total family-owned operation that has been in operation for over 50 years. The May family is also heavily involved with Farm Bureau, and have been for many years. At May Nursery, the primary varieties grown are woody ornamentals, and most of their production is shipped to Atlanta and up the eastern seaboard to as far as Canada.
The last stop on the tour which also included dinner was the Tall Timbers Research center, located north of Tallahassee. This facility has done tremendous work with growing forestry products, but enhancing wildlife predication as well. Wild quail production has definitely benefited from the research done by Tall Timbers.