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Monday, Mar 30, 2015

Agri Leader

Farms provide the perfect art background

Farms provide the perfect art background

With big red barns, old white farmhouses, animals bustling about and vegetables sprouting up out of the ground, farms can be picturesque. That's why they also make a perfect setting for plein air painters-those who paint in the open air....
Updated: 1 months ago
Connecting with the community through farming

Connecting with the community through farming

You’d be hard pressed to find a farm that connects with its local community as closely as Geraldson Community Farm in Bradenton.
Updated: 1 months ago
Some ‘sausages’ grow on trees

Some ‘sausages’ grow on trees

Although you wouldn’t brown them and cook them with eggs, the large fruit that hangs from the Kigelia Africana, better known as the sausage tree, resembles oversized sausages.
Updated: 1 months ago
Arcadia’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ keeps center humming

Arcadia’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ keeps center humming

ARCADIA — Behind every great event at the Turner Center, there’s a good woman.
Updated: 1 months ago
Pomelos pack a sizable citrus punch

Pomelos pack a sizable citrus punch

There are some fruits you see at the supermarket and farmers’ market but never get around to trying—am I right?
Updated: 1 months ago
Mr. Agriculture

Mr. Agriculture

SEBRING — If Highlands County had a yearbook, the person most likely to be named Mr. Agriculture would undoubtedly be Ray Royce.
Updated: 1 months ago
Tapping into the power of Instagram

Tapping into the power of Instagram

There’s a social media phenomenon that I think farms and those who love to eat local should be using—but they’re probably not on it yet.
Updated: 1 months ago

Cuties are juicy bites of nutrition

Cuties, those little oranges, have been making their way into many shopping carts.
Updated: 1 months ago
UF researchers develop citrus greening detector

UF researchers develop citrus greening detector

GAINESVILLE - While a commercially available cure for crop-killing citrus greening remains elusive, University of Florida researchers have developed a tool to help growers combat the insidious disease: an efficient, inexpensive and easy-to-use sensor...
Updated: 1 months ago

Ag News Briefs

Nominations for ag award sought
Updated: 1 months ago