Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014

Agri Leader

‘Roadmap To Healthy Living’ sets national example

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has launched yet another innovative initiative aimed at doing a better job of getting healthy food to needy families.
Published: 09/24/14
Weather whiz

Weather whiz

LAKE PLACID—He’s not a meteorologist or a psychic, but Cole Garvey might be able to tell you more about the temperature, humidity and rainfall in your citrus grove than anyone else in the Heartland.
Published: 09/24/14
Putting produce in the parks worth exploring

Putting produce in the parks worth exploring

It’s great to see tall oaks in the parks, black-eyed Susans along the roadsides and ferns in public places -- as they offer color and shade and help freshen the air.
Updated: 1 months ago
Florida wild boar reaches restaurant menus

Florida wild boar reaches restaurant menus

The next time you want to catch some sun and sand at beaches in and around Bradenton, seafood’s not the only thing you can order when you eat out.
Updated: 1 months ago
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: 1 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: 1 months ago

Growing plants without soil offers growing solutions

Central Florida’s Agri-Leader
Updated: 1 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: 1 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: 1 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: 1 months ago

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