Citrus Achievement Award Stories

Citrus Achievement AwardDespite Industry Challenges, Florida Citrus Leader Has Optimistic Outlook
September 1, 2014
2014 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award winner Mike Sparks feels confident in crop sector's ability to regain strength. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardPositivity Pertinent To Citrus’ Survival, Success
August 1, 2014
2014 Citrus Achievement Award winner Mike Sparks talks politics and the prospects of replanting. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award2014 Citrus Achievement Award Presentation Highlights
July 26, 2014
During the Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference in Bonita Springs, FL, Mike Sparks was presented the Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardCitrus Community Changing Trajectory On Pests And Diseases
July 1, 2014
Florida Grower's 2014 Citrus Achievement Award winner respects the ramped-up efforts to protect the state's signature crop. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award2014 Citrus Achievement Award Winner Has Faith In Citrus Greening Science
June 11, 2014
Mike Sparks, the 2014 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award winner, played an instrumental role in securing significant funding for HLB-related Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardCheers To Those Who Make The Wheels Of Progress Turn [Opinion]
May 21, 2014
Florida Grower editor Frank Giles gives props to Mike Sparks on earning this year's Citrus Achievement Award winner. Read More
CitrusFlorida Grower Selects 2014 Citrus Achievement Award Winner
May 14, 2014
Florida Citrus Mutual's Mike Sparks managed a years-long quest to obtain significant research dollars for the state’s signature crop. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardFarm Labor, Mentoring Top Priorities For Citrus Achievement Award Winner
December 1, 2013
Bobby Barben knows the importance of working through political issues and nurturing the next generation of growers. Read More
CitrusHLB Advice For California Citrus Growers
November 1, 2013
2013 Citrus Achievement Award winner Bobby Barben says western growers can learn from Florida's mistakes. Read More
CitrusKeeping Citrus Trees Stress-Free Key To Fruitful 2014
October 1, 2013
Bobby Barben, 2013 Citrus Achievement Award winner, is anxiously looking ahead to the upcoming season. Read More
CitrusKnowledge, Patience, Money Needed To Nurture Citrus Research
August 30, 2013
Editor’s Note: This Q&A feature is the third in series of six with the 2013 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardDissecting Citrus Fruit Drop And What To Do Next Season
August 1, 2013
Editor’s Note: This Q&A feature is the second a in series of six with the 2013 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Read More

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Citrus Achievement AwardFlorida Citrus Is Here To Stay
December 1, 2014
In the final Q&A with the 2014 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award winner, Mike Sparks says he really can’t see anything — even a disease like HLB — causing the industry to go away. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardGroundwork Set For Fruitful Future In Florida Citrus
November 1, 2014
Progress in research, significant government funding, and new plantings have 2014 Citrus Achievement Award winner Mike Sparks feeling positive. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardSharing Is Caring When It Comes To Curing Citrus Greeni…
October 1, 2014
Mike Sparks, 2014 Citrus Achievement Award winner, says being open with peers about what's working and not working is crucial in managing HLB. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardDespite Industry Challenges, Florida Citrus Leader Has …
September 1, 2014
2014 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award winner Mike Sparks feels confident in crop sector's ability to regain strength. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardPositivity Pertinent To Citrus’ Survival, Success
August 1, 2014
2014 Citrus Achievement Award winner Mike Sparks talks politics and the prospects of replanting. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award2014 Citrus Achievement Award Presentation Highlights
July 26, 2014
During the Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference in Bonita Springs, FL, Mike Sparks was presented the Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardCitrus Community Changing Trajectory On Pests And Disea…
July 1, 2014
Florida Grower's 2014 Citrus Achievement Award winner respects the ramped-up efforts to protect the state's signature crop. Read More
Citrus Achievement Award2014 Citrus Achievement Award Winner Has Faith In Citru…
June 11, 2014
Mike Sparks, the 2014 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award winner, played an instrumental role in securing significant funding for HLB-related Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardCheers To Those Who Make The Wheels Of Progress Turn [O…
May 21, 2014
Florida Grower editor Frank Giles gives props to Mike Sparks on earning this year's Citrus Achievement Award winner. Read More
CitrusFlorida Grower Selects 2014 Citrus Achievement Award Wi…
May 14, 2014
Florida Citrus Mutual's Mike Sparks managed a years-long quest to obtain significant research dollars for the state’s signature crop. Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardFarm Labor, Mentoring Top Priorities For Citrus Achieve…
December 1, 2013
Bobby Barben knows the importance of working through political issues and nurturing the next generation of growers. Read More
CitrusHLB Advice For California Citrus Growers
November 1, 2013
2013 Citrus Achievement Award winner Bobby Barben says western growers can learn from Florida's mistakes. Read More
CitrusKeeping Citrus Trees Stress-Free Key To Fruitful 2014
October 1, 2013
Bobby Barben, 2013 Citrus Achievement Award winner, is anxiously looking ahead to the upcoming season. Read More
CitrusKnowledge, Patience, Money Needed To Nurture Citrus Res…
August 30, 2013
Editor’s Note: This Q&A feature is the third in series of six with the 2013 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award Read More
Citrus Achievement AwardDissecting Citrus Fruit Drop And What To Do Next Season
August 1, 2013
Editor’s Note: This Q&A feature is the second a in series of six with the 2013 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Read More
CitrusBobby Barben Takes Home Citrus Achievement Award Trophy
July 30, 2013
The 2013 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award winner Bobby Barben was honored during a special ceremony at the annual Citrus Read More
CitrusFlorida Citrus Community Goes All In Against HLB
June 17, 2013
If there is indeed strength in numbers, then the Florida citrus industry should be in good position to take on Read More
CitrusHLB Research Innovation And Frustrations Go Hand In Han…
June 14, 2013
Editor’s Note: This is the first in series of six Q&As with the 2013 Florida Grower Citrus Achievement Award winner Read More