Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014

Agri Leader

Good chemistry

Good chemistry

Many people move to Highlands County for the weather or the lakes, but research entomologist Dr. Mark Deyrup made a beeline to the area from upstate New York for a different reason - the amazing local ecology, including 114 species of bees, a mint pl...
Updated: 1 months ago
Why some tomatoes get left behind

Why some tomatoes get left behind

So what’s the story behind unpicked tomatoes — fields and fields of them — you might see in Florida this time of year?
Updated: 2 months ago

What’s on the menu? Local foods

As restaurant patrons, we may be used to seeing selections like “Shanks of Lamb with Red Wine and Rosemary,” or “Denver Omelet with Homemade Biscuits,” or “Oriental Chicken Salad,” on the menu. However, these...
Updated: 2 months ago

Shortage of agricultural scientists is a real problem

Not enough agricultural scientists are being trained, according to a new study from the Coalition for a Sustainable Agricultural Workforce (CSAW).
Updated: 2 months ago
SFSC offers ag program to specials needs students

SFSC offers ag program to specials needs students

AVON PARK — Since launching the Shepherd’s Field Agricultural Postsecondary Pilot Project in August 2013, eight special needs students have successfully completed the Landscape and Horticulture Professional College Credit Certificate pr...
Updated: 2 months ago
Florida ag connection to the Great Lime Shortage of 2014

Florida ag connection to the Great Lime Shortage of 2014

Have you heard about the Great Lime Shortage of 2014?
Updated: 2 months ago
Watermelon sales is big business for some local farmers

Watermelon sales is big business for some local farmers

When you start seeing watermelon stands on the side of the road, that’s the time Marty Graham and Graham Farms will be ramping up for big business.
Updated: 2 months ago

‘Living Healthy’ alliance launched

A new “Healthy Living in Florida” program combines the resources of elected officials, state agencies, nonprofit organizations and other participants to educate the state’s children, families and senior citizens about healthy nut...
Updated: 2 months ago

Many retirees are looking to work again

There are many reasons that today’s workers are postponing their retirements, or maybe not even taking them at all. While some of it is due to the lagging economy, finances aren’t the only reason many are opting to keep working.
Updated: 2 months ago
Shelby Hill knows what it takes to win livestock exhibitions

Shelby Hill knows what it takes to win livestock exhibitions

In Shelby Hill’s family, there is a running competition of how many belt buckles each family member can win showing animals at county fair events. At present, Shelby is in the lead with 12, beating out her competitors: mom Charlotte Hill, and ...
Updated: 2 months ago

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