Saturday, Nov 22, 2014

Agri Leader

‘Dirt Farmer’ wins statewide award

‘Dirt Farmer’ wins statewide award

ZOLFO SPRINGS—Corey Lambert is a winner in a lot of ways.
Published: 11/19/14
Mosquito-feeding study may help stem dangerous viruses

Mosquito-feeding study may help stem dangerous viruses

GAINESVILLE — Mosquitoes bite male birds nearly twice as often as they bite females, a finding that may help scientists understand how to stem some viruses from spreading to humans, new University of Florida research shows....
Published: 11/19/14
If you build it, they will come

If you build it, they will come

AVON PARK—Hidden away off the beaten path at 607 E. Circle Street is a little piece of “old school” Florida.
Published: 11/12/14
Updated: 11/15/14

Researcher wins prestigious award for strawberry work

A researcher at the University of Florida has won a major award for her work in developing a strawberry monitoring system that helps growers be more efficient in the use of fungicides.
Published: 11/19/14
Try Florida cranberries for Thanksgiving

Try Florida cranberries for Thanksgiving

If you’re looking for something unique to include in your Thanksgiving feast next week, then skip the usual cranberries from up north and get your hands on roselles, also known as Florida cranberries.
Published: 11/19/14
Artisan cheese gets popular as cheese consumption grows

Artisan cheese gets popular as cheese consumption grows

There is a growing trend in cheese consumption in the United States; it is twice the amount it was 25 years ago and there is no end in sight.
Published: 11/19/14
Opportunity of a lifetime

Opportunity of a lifetime

LAKE WALES—Dusk is Greg Kramer’s favorite time to take a walk through the quiet, curving pathways of Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales.
Published: 11/05/14
Updated: 11/12/14

Florida sets national standard for school nutrition

Although a number of school districts around the U.S. have abandoned new United States Department of Agriculture meal pattern nutritional guidelines because students have loudly rejected the notion of healthier food, Florida has led the way in succes...
Published: 11/05/14
Updated: 11/12/14
Canning preserves produce, creates business opportunities

Canning preserves produce, creates business opportunities

Canning isn’t just for grandmothers these days.
Published: 11/05/14
Updated: 11/12/14
Problem solving part of a farmer’s job

Problem solving part of a farmer’s job

Looking for a problem solver? Then talk to a farmer.
Published: 11/12/14

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