Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015

Agri Leader

One of a kind

One of a kind

HARDEE COUNTY — Carolyn Hendry Wyatt is one-of-a-kind as far as extension agents in the Heartland go.
Published: 01/19/15
Not resting on his laurels

Not resting on his laurels

ARCADIA—Last year, 18-year-old Austin Beswick’s belt buckle collection experienced quite an explosion as he took home five awards at the DeSoto County Fair.
Published: 01/12/15
Ag briefs

Ag briefs

Searchable database helps ID non-native plants
Published: 01/12/15
Farm tours bring ag up-close and personal

Farm tours bring ag up-close and personal

While farmers and ranchers are used to walking the fields, overseeing the crops and watching over the operations, for those who are new to the experience of farming, a farm tour offers an enriching and educational experience.
Published: 01/12/15
Homemade cheesemaking relies on local milk

Homemade cheesemaking relies on local milk

If you’ve got a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier and support local farms, then consider making your own cheese.
Published: 01/12/15
Food trends survey to benefit farms

Food trends survey to benefit farms

Florida farms and small- and medium-sized farms around the nation have something to celebrate in 2015, based on the results of the “2015 Culinary Forecast” from the National Restaurant Association.
Published: 01/05/15

A rodeo pickup rider shows the ropes

LAWTON, Okla. — Imagine this: You are sitting on a 1,200-pound bundle of energy called a horse. Both of you are on the ground level of a large enclosure called an arena. There are hundreds, maybe even thousands, of loud spectators sitting in b...
Published: 01/05/15

Ag news in briefs

New billboards promote strawberries, more
Published: 01/05/15

Ranching smartphone apps becoming popular

These days, ranchers are going high tech to help manage their cattle and are using several new apps and other devices to do everything from managing vaccines to regulating nutrition to overseeing pregnancies.
Published: 01/05/15
Creating caladium color

Creating caladium color

LAKE PLACID—Danielle Daum has a teaching degree, but the educating she does doesn’t happen in a classroom.
Published: 01/05/15

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