Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Agri Leader

Fish lovers looking to hog hogfish

Fish lovers looking to hog hogfish

Sometimes, my story ideas for this column fall right onto my plate. Literally.
Updated: 1 months ago

Summer BreakSpot feeding program continues to grow

The Summer BreakSpot program that provides nutritious meals and recreation to needy children across Florida is being further expanded this year.
Updated: 1 months ago
The new fight to save Florida orange juice

The new fight to save Florida orange juice

For more than five years, Florida’s citrus industry has fought an expensive and difficult war against the devastating and ongoing effects of greening - the virulent disease that destroys fruit and kills trees.
Updated: 1 months ago

From battlefield to farm, this soldier is making a difference

During 2003-2004, when Adam Burke was in Iraq on a tour of duty as an infantry Army soldier (16-months), returning to the states to work in farming wasn’t what he had in mind.
Updated: 1 months ago
An ag experience like no other

An ag experience like no other

If you’re looking for an ag adventure combined with an eco-safari right here in Florida, then look no further than the Showcase of Citrus, off of U.S. 27 in Clermont.
Updated: 1 months ago
Arcadia rancher turns sale barn into a success

Arcadia rancher turns sale barn into a success

The Arcadia Stockyard is a landmark in DeSoto County, but it hasn’t been there forever.
Updated: 1 months ago
Change is sweet for new extension director

Change is sweet for new extension director

Highlands County’s new extension director Les Baucum has had a sweet career - literally. With almost 25 years’ experience in Florida sugarcane on top of 13 years in extension, he brings something a little different to an area peppered w...
Updated: 1 months ago
Weddings on Florida farms can provide elegant or down-home feel

Weddings on Florida farms can provide elegant or down-home feel

Farm weddings are popular — and here in Florida, we’ve got plenty of farm-wedding offerings for husbands and wives to be.
Updated: 1 months ago

‘Water farming’ project promises big benefits

An innovative pilot project launched by South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and aimed at addressing water restoration issues by developing a network of so-called “water farms” on fallow citrus land has received a $1.5 millio...
Updated: 1 months ago

Florida’s family fun includes ag adventures

Summertime is here and parents are wondering, “What should we do with the kids?” Kids are looking for fun, while parents are also looking for something enriching and educational. Here are a few ideas that you could work into your summer...
Updated: 1 months ago

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