Saturday, Nov 01, 2014

Agri Leader

Keeping busy

Keeping busy

LAKE PLACID—Barney Cherry doesn’t get as much time as he’d like on his beautiful, family-run Lake Placid ranch, but when he does spend time there, he enjoys watching the wildlife and fishing with his wife and grandkids....
Published: 10/08/14
AP clerk, 77, has trekked through technology

AP clerk, 77, has trekked through technology

AVON PARK — She used to transcribe numbers into a written ledger. At one time, she watched as computer reel-to-reel ribbons got off their tracks, fell to the floor and got run over by her desk chair’s wheels. She remembers reaching in t...
Updated: 2 months ago
Church donates $2,000 to McDonald scholarship

Church donates $2,000 to McDonald scholarship

AVON PARK — Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church of Avon Park has donated $2,000 toward the Sarah McDonald Endowed Scholarship to assist parishioners enrolled in South Florida State College. The endowed scholarship is overseen by the SFSC Foundat...
Updated: 2 months ago

Growing plants without soil offers growing solutions

Central Florida’s Agri-Leader
Updated: 2 months ago
Floridians support environment conservation, survey shows

Floridians support environment conservation, survey shows

GAINESVILLE — Floridians would likely support a 1 percent sales tax bump to prevent and eradicate disruptive invasive species, a new University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences public opinion survey shows....
Updated: 2 months ago

Adams Ranch showcases environmental stewardship

The role of ranchers as important stewards of the environment has never been more critical than it is today. That’s why Audubon Florida created its Sustainable Rancher Award last year.
Updated: 2 months ago

Review: Three ag-related apps are mixed bag

Some smartphone apps can make eating local a little easier. At least, that’s the idea I had in mind when I selected three agriculture-related apps to review. Here’s what I think of each app.
Updated: 2 months ago

Mobile ‘market’ caters to fresh food ‘deserts’

Not everyone has easy access to the produce bounty that surrounds us in Florida.
Updated: 2 months ago
Easy tips to pack a healthy school lunch

Easy tips to pack a healthy school lunch

The long days of summer are nearing and soon the school bell will ring again. No doubt parents are purchasing school clothes and supplies; however, one more consideration they have is what to pack in a school lunch.
Updated: 2 months ago

Students showcase culinary skills in statewide cookoff

Motivating children to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables has been a top priority of Florida Agriculture Commission Adam H. Putnam ever since he took office.
Updated: 2 months ago

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