Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014

Agri Leader

Busy former commissioner has had an active, fulfilling career

Busy former commissioner has had an active, fulfilling career

“If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.”
Published: 07/16/14

Florida A&M student wins recognition for innovative research

A Florida A&M University (FAMU) student has earned public recognition as the first young scientist to clone a key gene from muscadine grapes.
Published: 07/16/14

Tagging the butterfly to learn by the butterfly

The majestic monarch butterfly has bright orange and black wings, along with white spots. They are one of the largest and most beautiful butterflies found in North America. And if you happen to spot one with a little white tag on its wing, the exper...
Published: 07/16/14
Some Florida restaurants will cook your catch

Some Florida restaurants will cook your catch

What gets you hungrier than a platter of freshly caught Florida fish and a side of hush puppies, coleslaw and cold beer?
Published: 07/16/14
Florida wines see spike in popularity

Florida wines see spike in popularity

Call it a perfect storm in favor of Florida’s wine business.
Published: 07/09/14

Thinking green means thinking ahead

Back in the early 1980s, Robert Davie & Associates, Inc., a landscaping company based out of Sarasota, advertised with a simple message: Think Green. Today, their slogan still stands.
Published: 07/09/14
Agricultural family spans six generations

Agricultural family spans six generations

Just after the close of the Civil War that wrenched the nation in two, William Jackson Scarborough was a 17-year-old boy living in O’Brien, Florida, just southwest of Lake City near the banks of the Suwannee River. In the aftermath of the war,...
Published: 07/09/14

Quest for new citrus varieties expands

Florida’s citrus industry has a major new catalyst for the expedited introduction into the state of new varieties that offer competitive advantages while also protecting growers from the diseases and pests that have intermittently plagued them...
Published: 07/09/14
Local agriculture runs deep in new 4-H agent

Local agriculture runs deep in new 4-H agent

Highland’s County’s new 4-H agent Katie Whidden just wrapped up the program’s annual banquet last week. It was a big event, with about 200 kids, parents and leaders in attendance. There were fresh flower centerpieces on the table...
Published: 07/02/14

As fuel prices rise, the cost of food escalates

“Cha-Ching,” is the all-too-familiar sound that we hear at the grocery check out. And it’s also the all-too-familiar sound we hear at the gas pump.
Published: 07/02/14

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