DPI Diary

October 21, 2014

Summarizing FDACS/DPI’s social media activities last week

Looking for a good read?

Division of Plant Industry

Division of Plant Industry

Browse through the pages of the first edition of Fresh from Florida, a guide to the state’s food, farms and forestry, published in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and featuring stories about the state’s top crops, livestock, agribusiness, tourism, food safety and local products. http://farmflavor.com/magazine/fresh-florida-2014/

School districts and FDACS celebrate National School Lunch Week

last week was National School Lunch Week and Commissioner Putnam, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consume Services and various school districts. staged events to increase participation – “Getting in the Game for School Lunch,” as the week’s theme put it. “Research shows there is a direct connection between eating healthy meals at school and improved academic performance,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam. “This National School Lunch Week; we’re encouraging kids to eat right so they can succeed in the classroom and on the field.”

Don’t Pack a Pest part of Florida exhibit at Sunbelt Expo

LinusMore than 100,000 agricultural producers visit the Sunbelt Expo in Moultrie, Georgia each year. This week our colleagues at UF/IFAS coordinated a building full of Florida exhibits. Some Expo attendees came away with promotional items that will remind them, when they travel internationally, “Don’t Pack a Pest.”

Welcome to the University of Florida’s president-elect

Cornell University’s provost, Dr. W. Kent Fuchs, was selected this week to be the new president of the University of Florida. We linked to this video, where he talks about his background and the opportunities ahead at the University of Florida. Welcome, Dr. Fuchs. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rIWkRU3Ngs



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