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FANN at the Landscape Show Orlando Sept 15-17, 2016

August 11, 2016

See FANN in booth #2307 (new location!) where we’ll be promoting Florida native plants with our native plant partners Florida Wildflower Foundation, Wildflower Seed Co-op and Florida Native Plant Society. The Landscape Show is Florida’s largest professional horticulture event, attracting […]

Pollinator Workshop at 2016 FNGLA Landscape Show

August 11, 2016

POLLINATOR WORKSHOP 1:00-4:00pm Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Landscape Show, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando REGISTER by SEPT 2 to get the discount price of $75. FANN is pleased to partner with Florida Wildflower Foundation and the Florida Wildflower Seed […]

See FANN on TV August 20-21 throughout Florida

August 10, 2016

Watch the trailer! Televised native landscape makeover! August 20-21 statewide on a variety of stations. See how you can “Flip Your Florida Yard” on the super fun TV program HowtodoFlorida hosted by Chad Crawford. Chad shows you how to thoroughly […]

August 2016 Member Updates

August 8, 2016

Congratulations Randy Strode of Agri-Starts, on his election to the Board of Directors, Farm Credit of Central Florida. WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Meet Jason Lyden, second generation of Farm Life Tropical Foliage in Homestead, a mostly interior foliage operation started by […]

Florida loses great botanist Dan Ward

August 8, 2016

Florida has had to say goodbye to Dr. Daniel Ward, renowned and beloved botany professor, University of Florida, longtime environmentalist, promoter of Florida native plants and author of several articles in the FNPS Palmetto magazine series: Native or not? OBITUARY […]

FANN forms Rare Plants Team

July 27, 2016

A new rare plant endowment fund effort has drawn the interest of three FANN members: Jane Thompson of Indian Trails Native Nursery in Lake Worth, Terry Godts of Green Isle Gardens Nursery in Groveland and Dara Dobson of 7 Pines […]

Ag Finance Workshop – Grow Your Business Profits August 18-19, 2016 in Homestead

July 25, 2016

Do you know how to grow your plants but not your profits? Do you know what a business plan is? Do you need one? Do you hear others talk about cash flow? Do you need to learn about record keeping? […]

FREE Agribusiness Growth Workshop Miami-Dade Extension

July 25, 2016

FREE agribusiness workshop focusing on accessing capital, accessing international markets, business plans and using mobile technology. Presented by the FIU Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in partnership with Pino Global Entrepeneurship Center and UF/IFAS Extension, Miami-Dade County. 9-11am Tuesday, August […]

July 26 “Functional Plants” seminar with Charlie Hall, Ag Economist

July 22, 2016

Dr. Charlie Hall, well known Ag economist & industry speaker from Texas A&M University, will talk about the “new” opportunity provided by “functional plants.” Folks, there’s nothing more functional than native plants, planted in communities to provide the ecological services […]

Free disaster-preparedness webinar for small businesses August 9

July 22, 2016

FREE webinar Tuesday August 9 from 9:30-10:00am. Business interruptions can cost small businesses thousands of dollars a day. Some estimates are upward of $3000/day. Whether the disaster is a simple power outage, road construction, flooding, or larger scale incident such […]