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  • 30 May 2014 12:09 PM | Cheryl Harris (Administrator)
    FIS is announcing Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities for the upcoming 2014 Florida Water Summit. to be held July 16 - 18, 2014 at Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South, Kissimmee, FL.  For additional information and to secure your space at this year's Summit, click here ...
  • 27 Mar 2014 1:56 PM | Cheryl Harris (Administrator)

    The State of Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation (DBPR) has announced the Trade Knowledge portion, in addition to the Business and Finance portion, is now being offered as Computer-Based Testing (CBT).

    CBT is administered in two sessions.  Business and Finance is a 6.5 hour exam and Trade Knowledge is a 5 hour exam.


    To register, visit

  • 07 Jan 2014 5:02 PM | Deleted user
    Register Now

    Visit and download the application. Depending on your method of payment, you can either mail or fax in your registration. If faxing, please submit your application to Nancy Hibjan at 407-264-2977.

  • 02 Jan 2014 5:50 PM | Cheryl Harris (Administrator)
    FIS is sponsoring an Exam Preparation Workshop for the required State Business and Finance Examination (not the city/county exam).  This is one of the two exams needed to obtain a Florida Irrigation Contractor license.  Check the Event or Education link to download the form for complete registration information or to register online.
  • 01 Feb 2013 5:00 PM | Deleted user
    Over the last 500 years, agriculture has grown to become the strongest pillar of Florida’s economy.

  • 01 Feb 2013 10:11 AM | Deleted user
    The City Commission of Carrabelle, Florida, recently passed an ordinance to promote water conservation measures in landscape design. The purpose of these regulations is to establish minimum standards for the development, installation, and maintenance of landscaped areas without inhibiting creative landscape design.

  • 01 Feb 2013 10:02 AM | Deleted user
    One of the oddest mysteries of last week is what happened to media coverage of the progress on Everglades restoration. Long Senate and House committee meetings Thursday were devoted to it.

    But then I thought about it, and I believe I know:

    There actually is progress on water quality in the Everglades, especially due to effective water management programs. 

  • 31 Jan 2013 11:56 AM | Deleted user
    Mercer Botanicals’ long-standing reputation for growing high-quality tropical foliage plants and developing lasting relationships has allowed the company to continually evolve and meet the needs of a changing market.

    Central Florida is known as the “Tropical Foliage Capital of the World.” Just drive up Highway 441 from Orlando and travel through towns like Apopka, Mt. Dora and Zellwood and you can’t miss seeing greenhouses of all shapes and sizes growing all shapes and sizes of tropical plants. 

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