Monday, Dec 22, 2014

Agri Leader

Census gives glimpse into modern farming

Ag nerds, gather around your newspaper (or computer) for some insightful information on today’s U.S. agriculture community.
Published: 12/22/14

Many mincemeat pie items grown in Florida

Many ingredients found in mincemeat pie are a large part of our agricultural industry.
Published: 12/22/14
Lower lobster catch means higher prices

Lower lobster catch means higher prices

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The 2014 lobster fishing season appears to have resulted in a lower total catch than the previous two years — meaning slightly higher prices for consumers — but it remained a productive year, lobstermen say...
Published: 12/22/14
A passion for ag education

A passion for ag education

ARCADIA—Teaching can take many forms-- standing in front of a group of kids in a classroom, disseminating important information out in the community, even writing a non-fiction book.
Published: 12/22/14
Florida Christmas trees get families back to nature

Florida Christmas trees get families back to nature

What state comes to mind when you think of Christmas trees?
Published: 12/15/14

Giving green on the holidays

Some of the best gifts one can give are those that make a lovely addition to a recipient’s festive dining table, decorated mantle or cheery front doorstep, such as holly, ivy, rosemary, Christmas cactus and poinsettia.
Published: 12/15/14
Citrus sisterhood

Citrus sisterhood

LAKE PLACID—They aren’t really sisters, but the Smoak family trio of Tracee Smoak, Kym Smoak and Samantha Price are extremely close. They have to be in order to run a successful boutique gift shop in downtown Lake Placid called the Blue...
Published: 12/15/14

Agri-Leader stories will now publish on Mondays

Beginning tomorrow, Dec. 15, Monday’s Sports page will be replaced by Central Florida’s Agri-Leader. This will be an ongoing Monday feature in place of the Monday Sports page.
Published: 12/15/14
Sweet success down the road

Sweet success down the road

LAKE PLACID—While the sweet potatoes on your plate this holiday season may have come from up north, they may have a closer link to home than you think. They may, in fact, have been picked by a harvesting company out of Highlands County-- GM Ha...
Published: 12/10/14
Florida’s grapefruit deserve some spotlight

Florida’s grapefruit deserve some spotlight

Florida is synonymous with oranges—but I think grapefruit deserves a share of the spotlight as well.
Published: 12/10/14

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