TALLAHASSEE — Record-breaking amounts of rainfall this summer are leading to serious issues for Florida, according to Florida State University researcher and State Climatologist David F. Zierden and his colleagues at the Florida Climate Center.
Well, it may have felt like the wettest June on record, but for Chiefland, the record stands for June 2003 when 15.06 inches of rain fell from a storm that did not reach tropical storm status, according to the National Weather Service.
The Florida Department of Agricultural and Consumer Services announced that the Florida Forest Service will be accepting applications for the Southern Pine Beetle Assistance and Prevention Cost Share Program from June 14 through July 31 from eligible private non-industrial forest landowners who own at least five acres.
Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick has announced that the statewide organization will lead a bold partnership to build a new headquarters for the Florida FFA Association, according to a press release from the Farm Bureau. The facility will be constructed on Florida Farm Bureau’s campus in Gainesville.
Local cowboys and cowgirls will be joining the Flying “G” Rodeo Company on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. to put on a show at Brookins Arena at Lotoma Ranch to raise money for the Chiefland FFA Alumni Chapter.