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Aquatic plant management: can we do better?

February 7, 2019

FANN member and retired environmental engineer and biologist, Allen Stewart, ASBRO & PASOP, certainly thinks so and is advocating such to the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission which, effective January 24, paused herbicide treatment to control invasive aquatics statewide […]

Feb 26, 2019 Ag Policy Conference in Balm FL – medical marijuana +

February 4, 2019

UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department will hold the 4th Annual Florida Agricultural Policy Outlook Conference at the research center in Balm on Tuesday, February 26. This conference examines critical policy issues facing Florida agribusiness leaders and explores valuable economic […]

Identification and Use of Native Subtropical Trees in South Florida, CEU Class in Naples

January 24, 2019

FANN member Subtropical Native Trees is offering a 4-hour class on the identification and biology of 25 species of native subtropical trees. Attendees will learn the differences between species, should be able to identify and select 25 different native subtropical […]

Announcement: new FANN Board member candidate Patty Caballero, The Natives

January 16, 2019

FANN’s Nominating Committee has proposed a new face for our board this year: Nursery Manager Patty Caballero from The Natives, a 36+ year native plant nursery and restoration firm and FANN member in Davenport, Florida. Owners Bill & Nancy Bissett […]

Announcement: 2019 Slate of Candidates for FANN Board

January 10, 2019

FANN Nominating Committee Chair Troy Springer, Springer Environmental Services, presented the FANN Board of Directors with a proposed slate of candidates for the 2019 member election of directors. The slate represents 9 returning members and one new member, Patty Caballero, […]

FANN member Jill Ziebell, Find Your Inner Dirt, wins award for landscaping

December 17, 2018

FANN member Jill Ziebell, owner of Find Your Inner Dirt, is the recipient of the 2018 Beverly Fleming Landscape Award, commercial category, for the landscaping and gardens on St. Francis Inn properties in St. Augustine, Florida. Ziebell designs and maintains […]

Volunteer as a reviewer and influence NIFA funded research and extension

December 17, 2018

Volunteer some time every winter to review proposals submitted by academic/industry/nonprofit organizations and help influence US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) funded research, education and extension to include more horticulture, particularly native plant horticulture. HORTICULTURE is a specialty crop and native […]

FANN Member Vote to Amend Bylaws has begun

December 17, 2018

Our online OpaVote poll is now open for FANN members to submit their votes on bylaws changes proposed by the 2018 FANN Board of Directors. OpaVote email has been distributed to members with instructions on voting. Members should vote as […]

Call for Nominations: 2019 Board of Directors

December 17, 2018

Nominating Committee Chair Troy Springer would like to hear from members interested in serving on FANN’s Board of Directors in 2019. While many current board members will continue to serve, there are a few positions open, and FANN would like […]

Support the native plant industry when you shop on Amazon

December 6, 2018

Shopping on Amazon this holiday season? or any time … you can help strengthen and expand the native plant industry by designating the NATIVE PLANT HORTICULTURE FOUNDATION as your preferred charity on Amazon Smile. The foundation supports education, outreach and […]