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Madison County Farm Bureau accepting donations

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County Farm Bureau is continuing to collect donated pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Collection program and you are invited to join them. The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) have been in operation since 1974 and were created to strengthen families during difficult times. According to their website, RMHC provides vital resources and compassionate care to children and their families being served by leading hospitals worldwide. The mission of RMHC is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health…

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Local officials honored at state meeting

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. From Wednesday, Oct. 24, to Friday, Oct. 26, Madison County’s very own Farm Bureau representatives and leaders attended Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s 77th state annual meeting, which took place at Renaissance World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla. For 77 years, the annual convention has highlighted its organizations’ efforts over the years. This year, a lineup of fantastic break-out sessions, ceremonies and a showcase of member benefits proved to be an interesting opportunity to see how Florida Farm Bureau makes a difference for Florida agriculture. With…

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Farm & Outdoors 

11th annual Farm Tour is Oct. 13-14

Lazaro Aleman: Greene Publishing, Inc. Looking for something fun and natural to do? The 11th annual farm tour — set this year for Saturday, Oct. 13 and Sunday, Oct. 13-14 — is being billed as “the perfect family weekend, a great outdoor escape and a regional tradition.” Hosted for the second year by the Millstone Plantation, which describes itself as a folk school and agricultural/sustainability education center in Leon County, the event features 29 operations, several of them new, and three in Madison County. Following, in alphabetical order, are the…

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Farm Bureau’s Agency Manager: Lance Braswell

Ashley Hunter: Greene Publishing, Inc. When Lance Braswell took over the Jefferson, Madison, Taylor and Lafayette Counties’ Farm Bureau Agencies after Freddy Pitts stepped down in January of 2018, he had big shoes to fill. Since then, however, Braswell has done well at managing the four offices under his direction and continuing the Farm Bureau legacy that Freddy Pitts helped install. Insurance and farming have been in Braswell’s history long before he ever began working for Florida Farm Bureau, though. Growing up, Braswell’s father was both a farmer, as well…

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