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Friday, Apr 17, 2015

Agri Leader

Ag work experience can hone skills in youth

Working offers adults a feeling of accomplishment, a chance to connect to others, the opportunity to learn new skills, and, of course, the ability to earn a paycheck. For our working youth, these same points can also apply.
Updated: 1 months ago
Professor creates flavor-changing drink

Professor creates flavor-changing drink

Editors Notes: An AP Member Exchange shared by the Sioux City Journal
Updated: 1 months ago
Innovation spurs one more possible greening solution

Innovation spurs one more possible greening solution

We’ve all heard the disturbing news about the effects of citrus greening—a disease spread by the Asian citrus phyllid, a bug so small that it can fit on the tip of your finger and you’ll still barely see it.
Updated: 1 months ago
Standing by safety

Standing by safety

DESOTO COUNTY — When an emergency situation hits, whether it be a hurricane, terrorist attack, wildfire or disease outbreak, most people don’t think about animals, but John Court does.
Updated: 1 months ago
Magnolia trees offer beauty, scent

Magnolia trees offer beauty, scent

Since they offer wonderful shade, glossy evergreen leaves and big flowering blooms with a lovely scent, it’s hard to beat a magnolia tree.
Updated: 1 months ago
Survey: Floridians want to conserve water, but not if it costs too much

Survey: Floridians want to conserve water, but not if it costs too much

GAINESVILLE — Floridians remain concerned about water and are willing to make changes to conserve it, at least until their efforts cramp their lifestyles, according to an annual University of Florida study on state residents’ attitudes ...
Updated: 1 months ago
Starting a movement

Starting a movement

SEBRING — On the corner of Lime Street and Ridgewood Drive, under a huge shade cloth sit two 1,500 gallon plastic tanks.
Updated: 1 months ago
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 ai...
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: 2 months ago