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June 21, 2018–Dr. Ann McMullian, Professor, IRSC

Our speaker this month is Dr. Ann (Anke) McMullian, professor and department chair at the Agricultural Department of Indian River State College, Pruitt campus in PSL. She grew up in Brazil and is knowledgeable in tropical fruits. Anke will speak … Continue reading

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May 17, 2018–Nathaniel Reed, Florida Conservationist

It is an honor to have as our speaker this month, conservationist Nathaniel P. Reed. The topic is The politics of agriculture in Florida. (CBS Interview on saving the Everglades) “It is impossible to overstate the contribution Nathaniel Reed has … Continue reading

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April 19, 2018–Garima Kakkar, U.F. citrus agent

Our speaker in April is Garima Kakkar. The topic is the work UF does on citrus problems and possible solutions. Ms. Kakkar has been a part of University of Florida/IFAS since 2008 when she started her master’s degree program on … Continue reading

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March 15, 2018–Louise King of Fruit & Spice Park

Our March speaker is Louise King, a staff member at the Fruit & Spice Park in Homestead. The topic is how the Park prepares for hurricane season to minimize damage and how we can apply the principles to our own … Continue reading

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February 15, 2018–Darryl McCullough of Sweet Song Groves

A former math professor at Oklahoma University, Darryl McCullough planted a few varieties of fruit trees in 2012. By 2016 it had grown to 150 fruit trees on just two acres and he launched Sweet Song Groves. Now the treasurer … Continue reading

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January 18, 2018 Dr. Ronald Cave: UF Research

Ronald D. Cave, PhD {bio} is an entomologist (insect scientist) specializing in biological controls, an Associate Professor and now the director at the University of Florida Indian River Research & Education Center in Fort Pierce (where we used to meet … Continue reading

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December 21, 2017 Christmas Feast

Our annual holiday feast this year is Thursday, 12/21 at 7:00 pm at the Port St. Lucie Botanical Garden Pavilion. As usual, it is open to club members and their immediate family. Guests can also attend for $10. The club … Continue reading

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