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Friday, Feb 27, 2015

Agri Leader

Starting a movement

Starting a movement

SEBRING — On the corner of Lime Street and Ridgewood Drive, under a huge shade cloth sit two 1,500 gallon plastic tanks.
Published: 02/20/15
Updated: 02/25/15
Farms provide the perfect art background

Farms provide the perfect art background

With big red barns, old white farmhouses, animals bustling about and vegetables sprouting up out of the ground, farms can be picturesque. That’s why they also make a perfect setting for plein air painters—those who paint in the open ai...
Published: 02/23/15
Connecting with the community through farming

Connecting with the community through farming

You’d be hard pressed to find a farm that connects with its local community as closely as Geraldson Community Farm in Bradenton.
Published: 02/23/15
Some ‘sausages’ grow on trees

Some ‘sausages’ grow on trees

Although you wouldn’t brown them and cook them with eggs, the large fruit that hangs from the Kigelia Africana, better known as the sausage tree, resembles oversized sausages.
Published: 02/16/15
Arcadia’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ keeps center humming

Arcadia’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ keeps center humming

ARCADIA — Behind every great event at the Turner Center, there’s a good woman.
Published: 02/16/15
Pomelos pack a sizable citrus punch

Pomelos pack a sizable citrus punch

There are some fruits you see at the supermarket and farmers’ market but never get around to trying—am I right?
Published: 02/16/15
Mr. Agriculture

Mr. Agriculture

SEBRING — If Highlands County had a yearbook, the person most likely to be named Mr. Agriculture would undoubtedly be Ray Royce.
Published: 02/09/15
Tapping into the power of Instagram

Tapping into the power of Instagram

There’s a social media phenomenon that I think farms and those who love to eat local should be using—but they’re probably not on it yet.
Published: 02/09/15

Cuties are juicy bites of nutrition

Cuties, those little oranges, have been making their way into many shopping carts.
Published: 02/09/15
UF researchers develop citrus greening detector

UF researchers develop citrus greening detector

GAINESVILLE — While a commercially available cure for crop-killing citrus greening remains elusive, University of Florida researchers have developed a tool to help growers combat the insidious disease: an efficient, inexpensive and easy-to-use...
Published: 02/09/15