Friday, Jul 25, 2014

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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
Black eyed peas: The worker bees of Florida ag

Black eyed peas: The worker bees of Florida ag

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Published: 07/02/14

Farmers Feeding Florida wants more growers

A five-year-old program that helps Florida farmers donate unmarketable fresh produce to needy families has grown steadily since its creation, but still needs more growers.
Published: 07/02/14
Opening a garden restaurant took guts

Opening a garden restaurant took guts

There are some people who aren’t afraid in the least to try something new, to take a risk, to follow their hearts and try to better their community.
Updated: 1 months ago

Need for ag consulting presents ripe opportunities

When a company has the need for short-term or medium-term staffing, a requirement for an outsider looking in, or they are seeking solutions that may be found through best practices, a consultant may be whom they call.
Updated: 1 months ago

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