Thursday, Oct 02, 2014

Agri Leader

Adams Ranch showcases environmental stewardship

The role of ranchers as important stewards of the environment has never been more critical than it is today. That’s why Audubon Florida created its Sustainable Rancher Award last year.
Updated: 1 months ago

Review: Three ag-related apps are mixed bag

Some smartphone apps can make eating local a little easier. At least, that’s the idea I had in mind when I selected three agriculture-related apps to review. Here’s what I think of each app.
Updated: 1 months ago

Mobile ‘market’ caters to fresh food ‘deserts’

Not everyone has easy access to the produce bounty that surrounds us in Florida.
Updated: 1 months ago
Easy tips to pack a healthy school lunch

Easy tips to pack a healthy school lunch

The long days of summer are nearing and soon the school bell will ring again. No doubt parents are purchasing school clothes and supplies; however, one more consideration they have is what to pack in a school lunch.
Updated: 1 months ago

Students showcase culinary skills in statewide cookoff

Motivating children to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables has been a top priority of Florida Agriculture Commission Adam H. Putnam ever since he took office.
Updated: 1 months ago
Army veteran is new livestock agent

Army veteran is new livestock agent

SEBRING—When he was deployed to Afghanistan, Army communications specialist James McWhorter said the landscape near his base wasn’t what he expected.
Updated: 1 months ago
Study shows blueberry buyers prefer flavor to health

Study shows blueberry buyers prefer flavor to health

GAINESVILLE — Taste trumps health benefits for blueberry buyers, sending a strong message that fruit consumers value flavor most, new University of Florida research shows.
Updated: 1 months ago
Wave of problems conspire to deplete Gulf oysters

Wave of problems conspire to deplete Gulf oysters

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Add an oyster shortage on the Texas Gulf Coast to the problems exacerbated by the state’s years-long drought.
Updated: 1 months ago
It’s all in the numbers

It’s all in the numbers

ONA–Numbers don’t lie, and they can make the difference between success or struggle in the cattle industry.
Updated: 1 months ago

UF scientist develops new drought index

Scientists at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) have developed a new tool, dubbed ARID for Agricultural Reference Index for Drought, that can help farmers mitigate costly droughts.
Updated: 1 months ago

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