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Florida's small farms, a big asset

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Florida's small farms, a big asset a report to the Florida Legislature
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McBee, Stephanie W
Foster, Barbara
McGinnis, Harry
Florida -- Office of the Governor
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Governor's Conference on the Future of Small Farms, (1981
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"Analysis and recommendations of the Governor's Conference on the Future of Small Farms October 30, 1981-November 1, 1981; Ocala, Florida."--Cover.
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prepared by Stephanie W. McBee, Barbara Foster, Harry McGinnis.

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Florida's Small Farms A BIG ASSET
A Report to the Florida Legislature January 1982
Prepared by: Stephanie W. McBee Barbara Foster Harry McGinnis




Florida's Small Farms
A BIG ASSET
Preface by
Lieutenant Governor Wayne Mixson
Conference Chairman
The title chosen for this report says it all Florida's small farms are a big asset to our state! Although there are those who would question the resiliency of Florida's small farms in these trying economic times, there is no one who would dare deny the worth of small and part-time farmers in upholding the quality of life in Florida.
The task before us as I see it is to manage public policy in ways that will encourage our small farms to continue in profitable operation, Indeed, if the Florida of tomorrow is to be what we hope, we must help the small and part-time farmer today. This task is not an easy one, but seldom are rewards great where challenge is small.
In Ocala we w-ere reminded that Florida's small farmer is a tenacious, independent person ready and willing to do more than his share to make our state a better place in which to live. We found the existence of a Governor's Conference onthe Future of Small Farms was enough to foster a new sense of hope among small farmers that their needs would be scrutinized and addressed.
We learned the specific nature of the problems facing small farms in Florida and the men and women who operate them. Through their eyes we saw reflected ways state government might better operate to satisfy their needs, ways our university system could strengthen its network of service to them, ways the federal government could address their concerns, and even ways private businesses could better accommodate them.
Much was accomplished by the delegates at the Conference. It came as no surprise that time and again they put aside individual needs in search of solutions for the common good. Their recommendations which are printed in this document prove my point. As you will see these recommendations cover a broad range of problems facing Florida farms,
What we need in the days ahead is foresight and a renewal of aggressive action by Florida's chief executive, Legislature, state agencies, local officials, farm organizations and private businesses. Florida's small and part-time farmers do not need special privilege, but they do require the opportunity to compete in today's marketplace. Your help is essential in this process.




I am convinced the 33,000 small farm families in Florida are a big asset. We should remember what small farmers do for us all: their lifestyle continues to provide a link to our moral heritage; the product of their labor continues to feed Florida and, in some cases, the world; they provide clean, wholesome employment; they support much of our state's industry; they lessen the strain on our cities; and, just as important, they are battling to conserve the quality of our land and water for future generations of Floridians.
This document reflects the works of many hundreds of individuals who care about the lives of Florida's small farmers. This work must not stop with completion of this report.
Governor Graham and I thank the Legislature for its foresight, all those who have worked so hard on this project and all who will work to ensure continued success for one of our biggest assets: the small farmer.
Comments of Delegates Concerning the Conference:
"I've been on the same smalt faLm in Floida Jo& 50 yeaus. I've made a good giving and have put
my thtee children through college. Fatming is
stifl a pleasure 6o& me."
"To live on a farm you have to love to wotk vety,
very hard. Work Like you ate going to make a
million! But don't plan on a penny until you get
it."1
"It was Ltuty encouraging to see such a gtoup o6 people with such a wide variety of agLicultuala
interest discussing common problems affecting them and theiL solutions. These people were
teltting the true story and it is my hope that the
Legislators, representatives tom other fedetal
and state agencies, and the public will Listen
and respond."
"Those o6 us that went to Ocala with an open
mind and willing to learn came away with a bette understanding o6 others' problems and most o6 all
ou& own."
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Preface Lieutenant Governor Wayne Mixson
Conference Chairman ................................... i
Acknowledgements ................................................ 1
Introduction .................................................... 5
Background Information and Survey Profile of the Delegates ...... 7 RECOMMENDATIONS ................................................. 25
State
Legislative
Federal
Local Government
Private Sector
Extension
Delegate Directory .............................................. 35
Staff Directory ................................................. 45
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
The success of a conference such as this depends on the efforts of many people. It is not possible to mention everyone here, but there are those without whom success would have been only a dream. Those we would like to thank now.
Ours was a "listening" conference, designed as a forum for the delegates to speak out and work together to -find solutions to the problems experienced by small farmers. The results of such a conference are only as valuable as the effort exerted by the delegates. No group of people could have worked harder or with more conviction. Above all we thank them.
The Legislature in its wisdom passed the bill to authorize the conference and appropriated money to fund it. That foresight originated with the bill's sponsors. Senator Jack Gordon, joined by Senators George Kirkpatrick and Pete Skinner, introduced the measure in the Senate; and Representative Gene Hodges as Chairman of the Agriculture Committee supported the proposal as a committee bill in the House. The credit is theirs for making it all possible.
No conference dealing with Florida agriculture could be a success without the input of Florida A&M University, the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Respectively, Dr. Walter Johnson, Dr. John Woeste, and Mr.,Ed Cox represented these institutions admirably as advisors during the planning,
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implementation, and follow-.up stages of the conference. Our appreciation goes to them for their indispensible assistance.
And what is an agricultural event without the agricultural associations. We would like to thank all of them for their support of our efforts, and especially Dairy Farmers, Incorporated; Florida Cattlemen's
Association; Florida Citrus Mutual; Florida Citrus Packers; Florida Farm Bureau Federation; Florida Forestry Association; Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association.; Florida Sugar Cane League; and the Florida Agricultural Research Institute for sponsoring the social functions for the delegates. Their generosity made the conference as enjoyable as it was productive.
Finally, location is important when planning any work session, and ours was the wisest of all decisions when we decided to hold the conference in Ocala. Many, many" thanks go to the City of Ocala and Mayor Wayne Rubinas; Marion County Chamber of Commerce; Edsel Rowan and his staff of the County Extension Office; Marion County Commission, School Board and Sheriff's Department; and certainly the Ramada Inn for rolling out the red carpet. Their hospitality and cooperation made the weekend a pleasure.
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INTRODUCTION
Seventy-five percent of Florida's 44,000 farms are classified as "small farms" by U.S. Department of Agriculture standards. Agriculture is Florida's oldest and largest industry and the economic and nutritional welfare of Floridians depends on the state's agribusiness.
The small farmer is experiencing difficulties because of the rising costs of technology, marginal profits, land costs and the loss of agricdltural land to development in Florida. With these problem's in mind, the 1981 Legislature enacted legislation establishing and funding the Governor's Conference on the Future of Small Farms in Florida. The purpose of the conference was to gather information, from persons who operate small farms and from other agricultural experts, to be used to develop recommendations which will lead to the continuation and survival of small farms in Florida.
Lieutenant Governor Wayne Mixson was responsible for implementing the legislative act calling for the conference. The task of organizing, staffing, and conducting the conference was carried out by the Rural Development Program staff under his direction. Valuable assistance was rendered by the Commissioner of Agriculture, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
After the conference program and participants were carefully selected, a preconference survey was conducted in order to assess the type and extent of problems encountered by the small farm delegates. The survey information was used to ensure that the content of the conference program would address directly the needs of the delegates.
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Background Information and Survey Profile of the Delegates
The 67 County Extension Agents of the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) recommended potential delegates to the Lt. Governor's Office. A staff from the Executive Office of the Governor and the House Agriculture Committee reviewed these recommendations and selected delegates (and alternates) for the conference so that: 1) counties were represented by their major commodities and proportions of small farms, 2) there would be a diversity of commodities across the state, and 3) there would )e representation from all groups of age, sex and race. When the delegates were selected, they were sent invitations and preconference surveys. Alternates were invited and sent surveys when the first choice delegates were not able to attend the conference.
FIGURE 1
NUMBER AM!D PERCENT OF DELEGATES SURVEYED BY REGION
(iREGION
I
. a $ L iY .
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Of the 196 invited small farmers, 158 (81%) responded to the preconference survey. Out of the 158 respondents, 142 small farm-delegates attended the conference. Figure 1 (page 7) shows the number and percent of small farm delegates from each region of the state based on the preconference survey. The regions correspond to IFAS regional extension districts.
Of the 67 counties, 61 (91%) are 'represented by at least one delegate.
The six (6) counties who did not send delegates are Gulf (Region 1), Gilchrist (Region 2), Okeechobee, Pinellas (Region 4), Monroe and Glades (Region 5). Hillsborough (Region 4) had the largest number of delegates with 12. Twentyfive (25) counties were represented by one (1) delegate apiece. Table 1 indicates the relationship between representation of farm delegates and counties.
TABLE 1
REPRESENTATION OF DELEGATES FROM COUNTIES NUMBER OF NUMBER OF PERCENT OF ALL
DELEGATES/COUNTY COUNTIES COUNTIES REPRESENTED
1 25 41
2 14 23
3 10 16
5 4 7
6 6 10
7 1 2
12 1 2
TOTAL 61 100
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The Survey
The preconference survey consists of 21 question categories (See Appendix A). The survey covered five (5) topics: demographic and personal information, farm management, education (formal and informal), finance, and problems and concerns. Each of these areas are discussed in this report. Most (85%) of the respondents completed the survey without any assistance. Family and friends account for most of the help given to the respondents. Only seven (7) respondents received help in completing the survey from the County Extention Agent.
WHO IS A FLORIDA SMALL FARMER? Personal Information
Based on the results of the surveys received from 90% of the conference delegates, the small farmer in Florida is, typically, a white male between 31
to 60 years old with at least a high school education. He has farmed field crops for not more than 20 years on a farm of fewer than 100 acres.
The ages of the delegates to the conference ranged from 20 years to 77 years with an average age of nearly 47 years old. Nearly 60% of the small farmers are 50 years old or younger.
FIGURE 2
PERCENT OF SMALL FARM DELEGATES IN EACH AGE RANGE
PERCENT
30 25
22% 22% 23%
20
15
13%
10
-31 31-40 41-b 51-60 61- 570 AGE RANGES
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The majority of the delegates are white males with a high school education. Eighty-seven percent (87%) of the delegates are male and 85% are white. Over 90% of the delegates completed high school. This is higher than the average for all Floridians which is 65% (U.S. Statistical Abstract, 1980). Land Acquisition and Use
The delegates farm between 1 to 2500 acres of land. The average delegate farms under 80 acres. As shown in the graph below, 25% of the delegates farm 15 or fewer acres and 25% of the delegates farm 200 or more acres. The delegates 61 and older generally farm 50 acres or less. The majority of the delegates under 61 farm under 100 acres.
FIGURE 3
PERCENT OF DELEGATES BY NUMBER OF ACRES FARMED
PERCENT
30
25 25%
20
1015%
5
-16 16-50 51-100 101-200 200-500 5034 NUMBER OF ACRES FARMED
The delegates have been involved in farming from 1 to 72 years. Almost half (45%) of the delegates have farmed 10 years or less (See Figure 4). Less than one-third (30%) of the delegates have farmed more than 20 years.
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FIGURE 4 PERCENT OF DELEGATES BY NUMBER OF YEARS FARMING PERCENT
50
40
301
26'.
20
10
-1 1120 21-30 31-40' 40+
NUMBER OF YEARS FARMING
Almost all of the delegates own part or all of their farmland (See Figure 5). Only 13% lease all of their farmland. Over 40% of the delegates have been approached to sell their land for non-farm uses. A majority of the South Florida (Region 5) and half of the Central Florida (Region 3) delegates indicate that they have been approached about selling their land.
FIGURE 5 NUMBER AND PERCENT OF SMALL FARM DELEGATES WHO OWN AND/OR LEASE THEIR LAND
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Less than one-fourth (23%) of the delegates are able to live on their farm without a supplemental income. As one farmer states, "It costs me too much to pay myself." Over two-thirds (77%) of the farmers would farm full time if it were affordable and feasible. Commodity Areas
As shown in Figure 6, the small farmers represent a diversity of
agricultural commodities. Almost 60 percent (60%) of the delegates harvest vegetables, fruits, field crops and other crops as their main commodities. The largest delegate representations are field crops (22%) and beef (17%1); the smallest are bees (2%) and grapes (3%).
FIGURE 6
NUMBER AND PERCENT OF DELEGATES BY MAIN COMMODITY
FIELD CROPS BEEF
n=35 n=27
22', 17%
CITRUS
n=20 DAIRY
13 n=20
FOLIAGE I3N
n=13
8%
VEGETABLES HOGS
n=!1 n=8
7% 5S;
TOBACCO POULTRY
n=6 41!= FRUIT n=5 3%4 GRAPES n=4 3. BEES n=3 2%
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"As a .farmer, you have to sell even if you lose money."
...all of us must work at selling our product--farmers are
guilty of just growing a product, not looking far enough down the road to sales. Processors and brokers are guilty of getting the farmers down to one product so they can use it against them on supply and demand marketing."
These are some of the thoughts of the delegates concerning
marketing and other farm management issues faced by the small farmer.
FARM MANAGEMENT
Six survey questions deal with such areas as farm management,
product sales problems, co-op membership, and farming assistance needs. Product Sales Problems
Over half of the delegates (56%) state that they do not have problems selling their products. The marketing problem mentioned by 41% of the delegates is the selling of commodities for less than production costs. Lack of available markets and selling products below market value are mentioned by 12% of the delegates with marketing problems. Small farmers who raised bees, foliage, grapes and vegetables appear to have more problems selling their products than do the other delegates. Region 2 delegates (57%) have the highest response of product sales problems. Half of the Region 3 delegates feel that they encounter product sales problems. Cooperative Membership
Only 36% of the small farm delegates belong to a farm cooperative. The Farmer's Mutual Exchange and various citrus co-ops have the highest membership, and many take advanta-ge of the co-op-type services offered by the Farm Bureau. These co-ops account for 20% of the delegates who are members of a cooperative. Of the co-op members, over half (55%) do not have product sales problems.
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Farming Assistance
Eighty percent of the delegates obtain farm assistance from others.
The major providers of farm assistance are the County Extension Agent, other farmers and the U.S. Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS). County agents provide assistance to 67 percent of the delegates. Other farmers and ASCS provide assistance to 44 percent of the delegates.
FIGURE 7
PERCENT OF DELEGATES WHO USE FARMl ASSISTANCE FARM ASSISTANCE 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80
COUN4TY AGENT 4_ .... U7_OTH5R FARIERS 49'
ASCS :__ _FAR!' SUPPLIERS 4 34%
OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENjCTCIS 3T
Over three-fourths (78%) of the delegates have been visited by their
county agent and almost all (96%) of the delegates know where the county agent's office is located. Most (94%) of the delegates have requested a wide variety of assistance from their county agents. Problem analysis, soil checks and general counseling are the most often requested assistance areas.
KEEPING CURRENT AS A SMALL FARMER Farm Publications
Almost all (98%) of the delegates receive farm publications. Magazines, extension bulletins and newsletters are received by more than 80 percent of the delegates.
Farm Related School Courses
Almost two-thirds (65%) of the delegates have taken farm-related courses and would take more if they were offered free. Half of those delegates have taken high school vocational (FFA) courses. Extension courses have been taken by 22 percent of the delegates. Only 10 percent have enrolled in adult education courses.
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One-third of the delegates (32%) might attend free farm-related school
courses. The most popular course topics are farm management, new technology and crop varieties/seeds. Figure 8 lists possible course topics and the percent of delegates who are interested in those topics.
FIGURE 8
PERCENT Or DELEGATES CHOOSING COURSE TOPICS TOPICS OF COURSES OF i.,,RE !0 20 30 40 . G 70
FARM MAN AGE.ENT s__-__ _ .
NEW TECHNOLOGY 4T4
CROP VARi7THES/SFEDS 48-
LAND --...:E N _ _ _40']
TAXES 34 1-__1NEW EOUIPENT 32%
.ATER MANAGEMENT 310
GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS 22%
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY 4
NURSERY 2 J
FARM FINANCE
Four survey questions dehl with such financial areas as agricultural tax assessment (greenbelt), assistance with income tax returns and record keeping, and farm loans.
Agricultural Tax Assessment (Greenbelt)
Only 85 percent of the delegates indicate that they qualify for
agricultural tax assessment. Over one-third (35%) of these delegates are interested in tax courses. The same is true of delegates who say they do not qualify for greenbelt. One-third of these delegates are interested in tax courses. Only 19 (12%) of the delegates both qualified for greenbelt and identified taxes as one of the major problem areas affecting the farm.
South Florida (Region 5) has the largest split in the percent of small
farmers qualified for greenbelt. Less than two-thirds (64%) of these delegates qualify for greenbelt. In the other regions, the percent of farms under greenbelt preferential assessment range from 79% to 93% (See Figure 9).
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FIGURE 9
PERCENT OF DELEGATES WHO HAVE AGRICULTURE TAX ASSESSMENT
R EI I- ON.'
III~
~ ./~!Z~79%
I ON
Assi stance
Over two-thirds (69%) of the delegates use accountants to handle their
income tax returns. Almost a quarter (23%) of the delegates fill out their own tax returns without assistance.
Financial record keeping is more of a personal chore to the small farmer than income tax records. Over half (53%) of the delegates keep their own financial records and 17% rely upon a family member. Only 43 percent of the delegates rely on an accountant for record keeping.
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Farm Loans
Over two-thirds (68%) of the delegates have applied for a farm loan. Bank loans are the most common type of loan applied for by small farmers (See Figure 10).
FIGURE 10
I PERCENT OF DELEGATES WHO APPLIED FOR LOANS TYPEOF LOANS 0 10 20 30 40 50 50
BANK 50%T
PRODUCTION CREDIT ASSOCIATIONf 3701
F RMER'S POME ADMINISTRATION 35
S4ALt BUSINESS ADI NISTRATION
FLUE'RAL 4L D BANK
FANiLY____t________________________As farm acreage increases, so does the likelihood that the delegate has applied for bank loans. The majority of farmers with 50 acres or less tend not to ask for bank loans while farmers with over 100 acres apply for bank loans. Farmers with one to two hundred acres have a slightly higher incidence of bank loan applications and apply for Production Credit Association and Farmer's Home Administration loans.
PROBLEMS AND CONCERNS
In all, the small farm delegates indentified 63 problems and concerns shared by small farmers.
Most Important Problems
When asked to choose three problem areas that most affect them and their farms, the delegates identified cost of supplies (88%), cost of equipment (51%), interest rates (41%) and marketing (35%). These problems surface many times in the survey as significant to the delegates. The top problem areas raised by the delegates are shown on a regional basis in Figure 11.
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FIGURE 11
TOP PROBLEM AREAS BY REGION
Interest Rates 13~. ., IN
_ .. .?" ., J_." REGION -- "- --
Eaulpmeit Costs 12. 11
.ow Selling Price 0, ,.aking a Profit 13L Making a Profit 8 Kow Selling Price St
- aKin q a Profit ], r Labor 81 Supplies Cost 9 eathr
Interest Rates 9- Weather 6
Equionment Cost 7Z % D
Production Cost 11% Interest Rates 9Making a Profit 5% Loans 5%
Disease 5%
Labor 13% Equipment Cost 7%
Land Availability 7% ,ezoning 7%
Flood 7:
The South Florida (Region V) region experiences the greatest agricultural
land and water problems. Making a profit, interest rates, and equipment costs
are serious problems faced by the delegates in the West Florida (Region I) and
Northwest Florida (Region II) areas. Making a profit is the top concern of the
North-Central (Region III) delegates, while production costs pose a problem to
small farm delegates in Central Florida (Region IV).
The 63 problems were aggregated into four major categories for the
conference: Economic Issues, Money Matter$, Managing the Farm, and Problems to
Cope With.
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Economic Issues
Economic issues include such areas as:
--availability of labor,
--planning (demand and outlet),
--making a living,
--need for more/unique markets,
--competition for land,
--marketing "middleman", and
--cost of production.
One delegate stated that he "Farmed full-time until this year; had to go to work in town to help expenses." A delegate that does not own his farm stated that, "Because I must rent most of my land, I've found by the time I get it in great shape to farm, it's sold for houses." Marketing concerns were raised with comments like "No outlet . or packing house." Money Matter$
Money matter$ include such areas as:
--cost of supplies, equipment, labor,
--inflation,
--interest rates/la-ck of capital,
--loans, and
--rising ENERGY costs.
Delegates state that government loans are "almost impossible to obtain," and that "high interest rates are the #1 concern now for farmers." Others comment that "Income is not enough to cover expenses; production costs are too high." Managing the Farm
There are two major categories of farm management: the need for
specialized assistance and training in farm management. Some delegates comment that they "have trouble knowing where to get the best information or advice. . .11 Others state that "they needed to know more about applications of farm management practices in general and product information in specific."
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Problems to Cope With
Many problems have been identified that do not have immediate or simple solutions. These include:
--the future of greenbelt, --government regulations,
--legal problems,
--taxes (property, inheritance, etc.),
--water, and
--weather.
Comments about water range from "water use is choking us out of business" to "flood!" Many are worried that the agricultural tax assessment law is going to be changed. Some delegates ask for fewer government regulations, while others ask for more.
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION
The small farm delegate is typically a white male between 36 and 45 years old with at least a high school education:. He owns at least part of his farmland and has been farming less than 20 years., His farm is probably less than 20 acres and qualifies for agricultural tax assessment. He harvests crops as his main commodity. Typically, he receives farm assistance from the County Extension Agent and has applied for Bank, Production Credit Association and Farmer's Home Administration loans. Although an accountant usually completes his tax return, the small farm delegate keeps his own financial records.
The small farm delegate is experiencing difficulties because of high costs of supplies and equipment, high interest rates, and marketing problems. South Florida has a different set of problems from North and Central Florida mainly due to the difference in weather conditions and urban development. Regardless of location, the small farm delegate in Florida is encountering difficulties that span economic, financial, managerial and regulatory areas.
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APPENDIX A
GOVERNOR' S CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF SMALL FARMS DELEGATE'S PRE-CONFERENCE SURVEY
COUNTY _____________ COM~MODITY____________We need for you to let us know if you can attend the conference. If you cannot attend, please check "no" below and return this form as soon as possible in the self-addressed stamped envelope. I can attend the conference. Yes No
If yes:
I plan to stay in conference facilities in Ocala. Yes ___No
I will arrive in Ocala: Thursday night ___ Friday morning
As a delegate to the Governor's Conference on the Future of Small Farms, we need some information about you and your farm. The information will
be used for planning a conference with your needs in mind. PLEASE PRINT your answers to the questions below. Check all of the answers that apply. Please return this survey with the signed travel forms as soon as possible. Thank you.
1. Number of years farming _____Total Number of Acres_____2. Do you own or lease your farm? Own ___Lease ___Both___If you own your farm, have you ever been asked to sell your land
for non-farm uses? Yes No
3. is your farm the only source of income? Yes No
If no, would you farm full time if you could? Yes- No
Comments.
4. Do you belong to a farm co-op of any kind? Yes No
If yes, what kind? _____________________5. Have you ever applied for a farm loan? Yes No
If yes, what kinds?
___Farmer's Home ___Bank
___Production Credit ___Other (specify)
___Family ___________6. Do you qualify for agricultural tax asessment (greenbelt)?
Yes No
7. Who fills out your financial records?
___Yourself Accountant
___Family ___Other (specify)
8. Who filled out your income tax return last year?
____Yourself ____Accountant
Family ___Other (specify)
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9. Do you get farm assistance from others? Yes No
If yes, who?
Other farmers County Agent
ASCS
___Other government agencies __other (specify)
____Farm suppliers_____________10. Has your county agent ever visited your farm? Yes No
11. Do you know where the county agent's office is? Yes No
12. Have you ever asked your county agent for help with farm problems?
Yes No
If no, why not?__________________ ______If yes, what for?________________ _______13. Do you receive farm publications? Yes No
If yes, which ones?
___News letters ___Extension Bulletins
___Magazines __Other (specify)
14. Have you taken any farm related school courses? Yes No
If yes, what kinds?
___High school vocational (FFA) other (specify)
Adult education (veteran) ____________15. Would you attend farm related school courses if they were offered
free? Yes No Maybe
If yes, what kinds?
Farm management ____Land management
___New technology __Water management
____Taxes Government regulations
___New equipment Other (specify)
____Crop varieties/seeds_____________16. What is your biggest problem as, a farmer? ___________17. Have you had problems selling your products? Yes No
Sometimes Comments.
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18. Below is a list of problem areas. Pick the 3 areas that most affect
you and your farm. Pick only 3.
_ Cost of supplies (feed, seed, fertilizer, fuel, etc.)
_ Cost of equipment
Cost and availability of land
_ Qualifying for loans
Interest rates
_ Marketing (selling) your product
_ Government regulations
Taxes
___ Residential development (theft, vandalism, complaints, etc.)
Cost and availability of water (irrigation)
19. Please describe any concerns that you want to share with the Governor's
Office.
20. Did you have any help filling out this survey? Yes No
If yes, who?
21. Name Phone
Address City Zip _Race Sex Age Last year of school
NOW, PLEASE SIGN THE ENCLOSED TRAVEL FORMS. RETURN THIS SURVEY AND THE TRAVEL
FORMS IN THE SELF-ADDRESSED, STAMPED ENVELOPE BY SEPBER 25, 1981. THANK YOU.
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RECOMMENDATIONS
STATE
The following are recommendations from the conference affecting executive, cabinet, departmental and university system policy:
1. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Review Chapters 504 and 500.11, Florida Statutes, labeling of
foreign produce for retail sale. Determine effectiveness of
the law and enforcement problems, and report to the legislature
recommendations based on the review.
2. Department of Education
Review and revise K-12 curriculum to include basic agriculture
education. Today's school child does not have a realistic
awareness of U.S. agriculture and its importance to society.
3. University of Florida, IFAS: Extension
Have county offices keep a current list of locally available
farm equipment for lease; especially low energy, i.e., no-till.
Support equipment co-ops.
4. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Develop a legal package for purchase from the department on how
to set up a basic co-op.
5. University of Florida, IFAS: Extension
Work with local beekeepers to map hives in the county. Coordinate with farmers and local mosquito control boards to avoid
pesticide destruction of hives. (NOTE: Lost first place national ranking in honey production due to this problem).
6. University of Florida, IFAS
Pursue in-state weather satellite tracking capabilities in order to obtain up-to-the-minute forecasts. Link extension offices to
this valuable weather forecasting system for use by local farmers
in making critical decisions regarding crops.
7. Department -of Agriculture and Consumer Services; Department of
Environmental Regulation; and State University System
Continue research and implementations of waste water reuse
practices valuable to farmers. Devise plans for piping urban
waste water to the rural areas for cultivation.
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State Recommendations (Continued)
8. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Initiate from the Commissioner a letter of encouragement to
newspapers to list as a public service locations of road-side fruit and vegetable stands available to consumers in the area.
Explore feasibility of state community market system.
9. Attorney General; and Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Cooperate in developing a program to promote awareness by state attorneys of the severe impact farm theft has on the
farm. Support and expand the Farm Bureau's current program to mark farm equipment for identification. Coordinate with
sheriff departments a similar awareness program. 10. Department of Agriculture and Co-nsumer Services.
Strengthen the current program to arrest the brucellosis
epidemic in the state. Marketing burdens on interstate sales
are critical. Work with federal agencies to implement indemnity
program for necessary stock loss to farmers. 11. University of Florida, IFAS: Extension
Encourage hiring of paraprofessionals to help lessen county
agent workload. Explore possibility of an internship program
for students to work in extension offices for credit hours. 12. University of Florida, IFAS: Extension
Have available map of existing farmers markets. Work with
DACS to explore possibility of a state community market system. 13. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Explore basis for farmer lack of confidence in state market
reports. Why aren't they credible? 14. Department of Transportation
Develop program for statewide contracti ng with farmers for
mowing of highway rights-of-way. Whenever possible, lease at
agricultural value rights-of-way for cultivation or harvesting
seed by local farmers.
15. University System
Encourage continuation of energy conservation research to
develop practices for use by farmers.
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State Recommendations (Continued)
16. Cabinet-Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund
Where feasible, make available agricultural leases to cultivate
currently unused state land. 17. Department of Education
Develop a vocational education program in sound farm management
practices.
18. State Public Service Television Network
Flash across the screen as a public service forecasts-during
critical freeze periods much like emergency bulletins or
election returns.
19. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Review regulations limiting movement of livestock across state
lines. Encourage cooperation with other states on a regional
basis for eradication of disease and control of pests.
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LEGISLATIVE
The following are recommendations from the conference to the Florida Legislature:
1. Review Chapters 601, 618, 719, Florida Statutes, which all
deal with cooperatives. Compare Florida's laws with those
of other states. Can ours be improved?
2. Appropriate money to develop a computer system for use in
county extension offices, programmed for farmer use. Potential
uses are boundless.
3. Reduce personal property tax on farm equipment.
4. If revenue is necessary, farmers would rather support raising
the sales tax than to have ad valorem taxes continue to rise.
5. Protect the agricultural assessment (Greenbelt) statute.
6. Review Section 823.14, Florida Statutes, regarding the nuisance
law. Is the law effective,, or is it being abused to convert
agricultural lands to development?
7. Review University of Florida, IFAS: Extension program for
weaknesses and strengths.
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FEDERAL
The following are recommendations from the conference that affect the Congress and federal agencies:
1. Congress
Review import and export laws. Strengthen import restrictions, especially on pesticides being used abroad. Consider measures making it possible for U.S. growers to compete with the price of imported produce. Enforce testing and inspection requirements.
2. Congress
Review Farmers Home Administration's loan programs. Is the agency filling the purpose it was created for? Is the Small
farmer benefiting?
3. Department of Agriculture
Encourage continuation of energy conservation research to
develop practices for use by farmers.
4. U. S. Weather Service
Cooperate with the University of Florida to set up weather satellite tracking capabilities for up-to-the-minute forecasting for farmers.
5. Environmental Protection Agency
Continue research and implementation of waste water reuse
practices valuable to farmers.
6. Congress
Explore the possibility of giving income tax credits for water and soil conservation practices. Soil Conservation
Service could implement such a program with the Internal
Revenue Service.
7. U. S. Department of Agriculture
Cooperate with Florida Department of Agriculture to implement
indemnity program for stock loss due to brucellosis eradication.
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LOCAL GOVERNMENT
The following are recommendations from the conference that affect local government agencies:
1. County Commissions
Contract with local farmers for mowing of county road rightsof-way and other county property. Make available leases for
cultivation of rights-of-way.
2. Mosquito Control Boards
Coo rdi nate with extension offices spraying schedules to avoid
pesticide destruction of bee hives in the area. Cooperate
with mapping of hives project.
3. County Commissions and Planning Boards
The conversion of agricultural land to non-farm uses is a serious situation in Florida. Only local governments can make the appropriate decisions to protect the agricultural
land in their area.
4. Sheriffs Departments
Cooperate with state agencies in promoting awareness of the
impact farm theft has on the farm. Support and expand the
Farm Bureau's current program to mark farm equipment for
identification.
5. County Commissions
If revenue is -necessary, farmers would rather support raising
the sales tax than to have ad valorem taxes continue to rise.
6. County School Boards
Review and revise K-12 curriculum to include basic agriculture
education. Today's school child does not have a realistic awareness of U.S. agriculture and its importance to society.
7. County Commissions
Explore the possibility of supporting a community farmers
market.
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PRIVATE SECTOR
The following recommendations from the conference affect private industries, associations, and businesses:
1. Grocery Stores
Encourage that they buy direct from local growers.
2. Local Media
Encourage that they print or broadcast as a public service
locations of road-side fruit and vegetable stands available
to consumers in the area.
3. Farm Equipment Manufacturers
Encourage production of mechanically simple farm machinery,
that is easily maintained by the farmer.
4. All Industries
Encourage continuation of energy conservation research to
develop practices for use by farmers.
5. Television and Radio Stations
Flash across the screen or broadcast as a public service forecasts during critical freeze periods much like emergency bulletins
or election returns.
6. Florida Chamber of Commerce
Encourage agricultural industries such as feedlots; processing
and packaging plants; and canneries to settle in Florida.
7. Farm Organizations
Consider the small and part-time farmer when making program
or policy decisions.
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EXTENSION
The following are recommendations from the conference of farmers to each other. We are requesting that extension offices pass these along to farmers in their areas.
1. Farmers need to become more politically vocal. Get involved
both locally and statewide.' Take advantage of your associations in making your voice heard.
2. Pay by the job, not by the hour. Use your local FFA and 4-H
as sources of after-school labor.
3. Plan for a reliable market when deciding on a crop. "If
everyone's growing zucchini!, don't grow zucchini."
4. Organize monthly meetings for farmers to get together to
discuss problems and share solutions.
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DELEGATE DIRECTORY
FARMERS
ANDERSON, Bee BOVE, Dave
Highlands County Polk County
Avon Park Winter Haven
ANDERSON, William C. BRANDE, Donald A.
Suwannee County Washington County
Live Oak Chipley
ATKINSON, J. (Jimmy) J. BROWN, Gary Mac
Brevard County Osceola County
Cocoa Kissimmee
BANES, Howard B., Jr. BROWN, John F.
Hillsborough County Wakulla County
Tampa Crawfordville
BASS, Elda M. BUTTS, Leon T.
Okeechobee County Hillsborough County
Okeechobee Tampa
BATH, Charles L. BYRD, Hugh D.
Polk County Putnam County
Lakeland Pomona Park
BEAUVAIS, Daniel BYRD, Michael M.
Charlotte County Jackson County
Punta Gorda Grand Ridge
BENTLEY, Jim CAMPBELL, Andrew D.
Polk County St. Johns County
Lakeland St. Augustine
BERRY, L. J. CEPURAN, Bruce
Lake County Seminole County
Leesburg Sanford
BIRCH, Leo, Jr. CHRIST, John E.
Volusia County DeSoto County
DeLand Arcadia
BLAIR, Billy, Sr. CLARK, Louis V.
Hamilton County Duval County
Jennings Jacksonville
BLEDSOE, John B. COBB, Ben
Orange County Jefferson County
Orlando Monticello
BOON VON OCHSSEE, Eddy COFFEY, John
Alachua County Glades County
Gainesville Moore Haven
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DELEGATE DIRECTORY
FARMERS (continued)
COLEMAN, Mark S. DAVIS, Greg
Alachua County Marion County
Alachua Citra
COLLIER, Wayne DAVIS, Robert B.
Hardee County Walton County
Wauchula Freeport
CONWAY, Edwar-d J. DEWAARD, Dirk
Hillsborough County Jefferson County
Tampa Greenville
COOPER, Don DIXON, Zeke
Dade County Seminole County
Hialeah Sanford
COWART, James DOLAN, Robert B.
Hardee County Indian River County
Wauchula Vero Beach
CRAFT, Nancy S. DRIGGERS, Louis E.
Hardee County Manatee County
Zolfo Springs Myakka City
CREEL, B. D. DUGGAN, Jeanne D.
Volusia County Hernando County
Seville Brooksville
CRENSHAW, Wayne W. DUKES, Mrs. Edwin
Sumter County Gilchrist County
Oxford Trenton
CREWS, Inez EVERS, Lloyd
Lafayette County Hillsborough County
Mayo Plant City
CROUCH, Tim FEAVER, Thomas
Marion County Citrus County
Summerfield Dunnellon
CUDE, Kathleen GAINER, Leonard
Lee County Jackson County
Fort Myers Graceville
CULBRETH, Carl H. GAY, Milton A.
Franklin County Volusia County
Apalachicola Pierson
DAVIS, Arch.ie GEATHERS, Lemuel L.
Madison County Polk County
Lee Winter Haven
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DELEGATE DIRECTOR
FARMERS (continued)
GEIGER, Elwood E. GUILARTE, Julian Eduard
Duval County Dade County
Jacksonville Miami
GERREN, Ann HALL, Jack
Broward County Polk County
Parkland Lake Wales
GILBERT, James D. HARRINGTON, A. R.
Citrus County Palm Beach County
Dunnellon Canal Point
GILBERT, Lury HART, Olin G.
Jackson County Hillsborough County
Campbellton Dover
GIVENS, Kenneth H. HARVEY, Peggy R.
Holmes County Baker County
Bonifay Glen St. Mary
GLEE, Johnny, Jr. HENRY, Marvin W.
Madison County Flagler County
Greenville Bunnell
GLISSON, Merrill E. HERBST, Richard
Clay County Sumter County
Keystone Heights Bushnell
GOODLAD, John HERNANDEZ, Harold L.
Hendry County Sarasota County
LaBelle Venice
GOODSON, C. L. HOENSTINE, Ronald W.
Dixie County Leon County
Cross City Tallahassee
GOUGH, John Roy HORN, William C.
Hardee County Hillsborough County
Wauchula Lutz
GRAHAM, Ozell HOWELL, Leon W.
Columbia County Escambia County
Lake City McDavid
GREEN, Lawrence C. IVEY, Pluetina, Jr.
Escambia County Suwannee County
Pensacola Live Oak
GRIFFITH, Louise P. JENKINS, Colon D.
Alachua County Levy County
Gainesville Trenton
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DELEGATE DIRECTORY
FARMERS (continued)
JOHNSON, Allen S. LLEWELLYN, Richard V.
Volusia County Orange County
De Land Christmas
JOHNSON, Cecil R. LONG, Pearl G.
Santa Rosa County Jackson County
Milton Marianna
JONES, Gerald F. MANN, R. L.
Gilchrist County Union County
Trenton Lake Butler
JONES, Sharon MANNING, Bob
Dade County Lake County
Homestead Yalaha
KENT, Mathew R. MARTIN, Harold B.
Washington County Hillsborough County
Cottondale Tampa
KNIGHT, Michael R. MAYS, Herbert
Sumter County Lake County
Bushnell Leesburg
KUMMER, James E. MCBRIDE, James A.
Putnam County Pasco County
Palatka Brooksville
LAIRD, Robert W. MCCALL, Jim
Walton County Alachua County
DeFuniak Springs Alachua
LAMB, Jimmy MCNEIL, Edgar L.
Suwannee County Lake County
Live Oak Eustis
LAWRENCE, Stephen W, MCWICKER, Jack
Dade County Dade County
Miami Goulds
LINTON, McArtbur MEADOWS, Terry
Suwannee County Holmes County
McAlpin Bonifay
LANIER, Don MILLER, Spencer B.
Gulf County Levy County
Wewahitchka Bronson
LINVILLE, Elbert L. MOLASSO, Criss
Lake County Orange County
Umatilla Orlando
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DELEGATE DIRECTORY
FARMERS (continued)
MONTS, Bobbie Lee REAVES, David W.
Volusia County Marion County
Seville Ocala
MOTLEY, Cecil G. REIMANN, James A.
Holmes County Brevard County
Westville Titusville
NICHOLSON, Joseph RESCIGNO, Carole
Hillsborough County Dade County
Brandon Homestead
NISTENDIRK, Herbert REWIS, Peggy R.
Leon County Baker County
Tallahassee Glen St. Mary
NOBLITT, Robert I. RICHARDS, Robert M.
Pasco County Okaloosa County
Dade City Holt
NOLES, George Jennings RIGSBY, David G.
Santa Rosa County Volusia County
Milton Seville
OBERT, William J. ROESCH, Hulda
Washington County Lee County
Chipley Fort Myers
O'NEAL, Henry ROGERS, Laverte
Highlands County Okaloosa County
Sebring Laurel Hill
O'NEAL, Mike M. RYE, Harvey E., Sr.
Hillsborough County Madison County
Plant City Madison
OWENS, James SALADA, R. N.
Marion County Alachua County
Reddick Melrose
PEEBLES, Mrs. Edna W. SALVINO, Tony
Marion County Broward County
Fort McCoy Davie
PREIS, Jacqueline SAXE, Richard
Hillsborough County Pasco County
Tampa Zephyrhills
PRINE, Wesley SCHAEFER, Allan R.
Lafayette County Martin County
Mayo Jensen Beach
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DELEGATE DIRECTORY
FARMERS (continued)
SHAW, Richard TYUS, Steve
Collier County Jackson County
Immokalee Sneads
SHEFFIELD, Don VEAL, L. D.
Taylor County Bay County
Greenville Panama City
SINGLETON, James WALTER, Joseph
Putnam County Orange County
East Palatka Christmas
SOUTHWELL, Jerald S. WARD, Lena
DeSoto County Liberty County
Arcadia Bristol
STEPHENS, Wilbur WATSON, Wayne S.
Bradford County Manatee County
Lawtey Parrish
STEVENS, Julius A. WATTERSON, Mary Ella
Columbia County Bradford County
Fort White Starke
TEAL, W. M. WEST, William H.
Orange County St. Lucie County
Winter Garden Fort Pierce
THOMAS, Leland WETHERINGTON, Arlen R.
Hillsborough County Hillsborough County
Dover Dover
THOMPSON, M. Warren WHEELOCK, Richard
Baker County Jackson County
Glen St. Mary Marianna
THORP, John WHITFIELD, Stanley
Dade County Santa Rosa County
Princeton Milton
TICE, David H. WILDS, Harry
Polk County Lake County
Bartow Eustis
TOBY, Kenneth R. WILLIAMS, Ralph M., Jr.
Palm Beach County Brevard County
Loxahatchee Merritt Island
TUCKER, Mrs. Cecil, II WOODBERRY, W. Potter
Seminole County Gadsden County
Sanford Havana
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DELEGATE DIRECTORY
FARMERS (continued)
WYNN, Benny COOPER, Elwyn O'Neal
Suwannee County Soil Conservation Service
Live Oak Lake City
YATES, James DUGGAR, Chuck
Osceola County FFA
Kissimmee Marianna
EASTWOOD, Ralph A.
AGRICULTURAL PROFESSIONALS IFAS
Gainesville
BETHEA, John M. FRENCH, Dr. Edwin C.
Division of Forestry IFAS
Tallahassee Gainesville
BLOWERS, Dr. Charles W. GALLO, Ted
Metro-Dade County Planning Southeast National Bank
Department of Bradenton
Miami Bradenton
BOWERS, Herman GAY, Ray
Soil and Water Conservation Solar Energy
Service Lake Butler
Gainesville
GLADWIN, Dr. Christina H.
BOYD, Hines IFAS
Management Consultant Gainesville
Tallahassee
GLISSON, Jim
BROWN, William H. Sun Bank of Ocala
Southwest Florida Production Ocala
Credit Association
Sebring GORDON, Dr. John
IFAS
BURGESS, Mark Gainesville
Soil Conservation Service
Tavares HARGRAVE, Robert H.
Ethanol Production
BURNEY, Louis C. LaCrosse
Department of Environmental
Regulation HARRIS, Oscar L., Jr.
Tallahassee Department of Veteran and
Community Affairs
CARTER, Keith A. Tallahassee
IFAS
Gainesville HATCH, Randolph
Hatch Enterprises
CARTER, Dr. Lawrence Branford
Florida A&M University
Tallahassee
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DELEGATE DIRECTORY
AGRICULTURAL PROFESSIONALS (continued)
HEARN, Hallie H. ROBINSON, Wilson
Marianna Panhandle Production Florida State Association
Credit Association of Cooperatives
Marianna Archer
HOLLAND, Jack ROWAN, Edsel W.
House Agriculture Committee Marion County Extension
Tallahassee Director
Ocal a
HORNE, John
Florida Rural Electric SAVOY, Dr. Clifton F.
Cooperative Association Florida A&M University
Tal lahassee Tallahassee
HUTCHESON, Clayton E. SHARPE, Larry J.
Palm Beach County Extension Soil Conservation Service
Director Okeechobee
West Palm Beach
SMITH, Wayne H.
JORDAN, Lester IFAS
Marianna Tractor Company Gainesville
Manianna
STEVENS, Albert C.
MEREDITH, Wade Farmers Home AdministraPlant City Farmers Market tion
Plant City Gainesville
MITCHELL, James W. STILES, John
Soil Conservation Service Department of Agriculture
Gainesville and Consumer Services
Tallahassee
MORRIS, Bob
Southeast Bank of Tampa SULLIVAN, Julius
Tampa Soil Conservation Service
Manianna
NEWSOME, James E.
IFAS SUMNER, Amos
Gainesville Senate Agriculture
Committee
OSWALD, Doug Tallahassee
Sun Bank of Ocala
Ocala TAYLOR, Bobby
Bradford County Extension
REDMAN, Honorable James E. Director
Plant City Starke
REESE, Larry Dale THOMAS, Jerry
Department of Education Farm Credit Service
Tallahassee Al achua
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DELEGATE DIRECTORY
AGRICULTURAL PROFESSIONALS (continued)
WHITTEN, Marvin R. Florida State ASCS Office Gainesville
WOOLLEY, Hugh H. Fertilizer Graceville
YINGST, Victor Lee County Extension Office Fort Myers
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STAFF DIRECTORY
Conference Office Staff Facilitators (continued)
Vickie Goins Mel Maguire
Lieutenant Governor's Office Lieutenant Governor's
Tallahassee Office
Tallahassee
Carlene Holleman
Lieutenant Governor's Office Stephanie McBee
Tallahassee Lieutenant Governor's
Office
Patricia McGinnis Tallahassee
Department of Natural Resources Tallahassee Harry McGinnis
Governor's Office of
Howard Milchman Planning and Budgeting
Lieutenant Governor's Office Tallahassee
Tallahassee
Jack Osterholt
Patricia Rackley Governor's Office of
Private Sector Planning and Budgeting
Tallahassee Tallahassee
John Pierce
DISCUSSION GROUPS STAFF Governor's Office of
Planning and Budgeting
Facilitators Tallahassee
Carolyn Dekle Listeners
Governor's Office of Planning
and Budgeting Charles Brasher
Tallahassee Extension Agent-IFAS
Marianna
Barbara Foster
Governor's Office of Planning Stuart Christmas
and Budgeting House Agriculture
Tallahassee Committee
Tallahassee
Steve Foster
Governor's Office of Planning Tim Crocker
and Budgeting IFAS
Tallahassee Gainesville
Torre Grissom Albert Fuller
Governor's Office of Planning Extension Agent-IFAS
and Budgeting Monticello
Tallahassee
Henry Grant
David Hallman Extension Agent-IFAS
House Agriculture Committee Quincy
Tallahassee
Jim Harrell
Steve Liner Division of Forestry
Lieutenant Governor's Office Tallahassee
Tallahassee
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STAFF DIRECTORY
Listeners (continued)
Dewayne Ingram IFAS
Gainesville
Jeff Miller Florida FFA Foundation Tallahassee
George Reinert Division of Forestry Tallahassee
Bill Sumner Game and Freshwater Fish
Commission Tallahassee
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