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In this issue

Strawberry Edition

Agri NEWS

Study Gives Strawberry Growers Hope in Pest Battle

Agri NEWS

2 mins

Florida Roots

New Florida Cattlemen President Cliff Coddington: ‘Let’s Ride Together’

Florida Roots

3 mins

Home-Grown Taste

Weeki Wachee Distillery Offers Tours, Tastings, Outdoor Fun

Home-Grown Taste

4 mins

Recipe Spotlight

Stir Things Up With a Taste of Wild Game

Recipe Spotlight

3 mins

Hitting the Mark

4-H Shooting Clubs Help Keep Life Goals On Target

Hitting the Mark

4 mins

Challenging Conventional Wisdom Uncovers Deeper Truths

ONE OF THE JOBS of UF/IFAS scientists is to challenge conventional wisdom. You don’t want to bet the ranch on something that only seems true. Facts, empirical evidence and data are a more solid foundation for the truth you need to make decisions about your herd, farm or grove.

Challenging Conventional Wisdom Uncovers Deeper Truths

2 mins

Impact of Antler Point Regulations in Florida

Florida ag-rec update

Impact of Antler Point Regulations in Florida

3 mins

SIGNS of the SEASON

Florida Taps Into the Tropics With Guava

SIGNS of the SEASON

3 mins

The Right Way To See Florida

Great Climate, Crops Mean Opportunities for Agritourism Abound

The Right Way To See Florida

4 mins

What's the Buzz About Backyard Beekeeping?

In the Heartland Highlands County

What's the Buzz About Backyard Beekeeping?

2 mins

UF/IFAS Professor Leads Effort to Establish Pomegranates in Florida

GROWING UP IN IRAN, Ali Sarkhosh worked on the family’s pomegranate farm, which has thrived for four generations.

UF/IFAS Professor Leads Effort to Establish Pomegranates in Florida

3 mins

The Greening Challenge

Executive Director of CRDF Tweaks Approach to Research

The Greening Challenge

4 mins

SIGNS of the SEASON

Cantaloupe Thrive in Florida’s Warm Climate

SIGNS of the SEASON

2 mins

Minor Scores Major Win

Longwood Boy Places Second in Inaugural Cooking Competition by PAUL CATALA photos provided

Minor Scores Major Win

4 mins

Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best

AS ANY TRUE FLORIDIAN WILL TELL YOU, June marks the beginning of the hurricane season. And while Floridians pride themselves on their unflappable nature when it comes to crisis prep, it would be reckless to think a hurricane couldn’t bring this state to its knees. The agriculture industry, in particular, has a lot to lose if a storm targets our state. And unlike the cone of certainty, one thing is certain: Hurricanes can, and have historically, taken a toll on the agriculture sector. The damage can be catastrophic.

Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best

1 min

In The Heartland Highlands County

New UF/IFAS Extension Director Takes Lifetime Work in Ag, 4-H to the Next Level

In The Heartland Highlands County

3 mins

Building Premier Blueberry Breeding Headquarters

TO BUILD A BETTER BLUEBERRY, the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is building a better blueberry lab. By mid-2022, we expect to complete U.S. higher education’s premier blueberry breeding headquarters.

Building Premier Blueberry Breeding Headquarters

2 mins

Proud to Announce State Championship Winner, Polk's 2021-2022 Officers

DID YOU HEAR THE GREAT NEWS about Auburndale High School? Jacob Lawson, an Auburndale High School FFA member, recently competed in the Safe Tractor Operations Career Development Event at the state level. Jacob stole the show by winning the state championship! His advisor, Mrs. Kimberly Shaske, shared a few words in regards to Jacob’s hard work and accomplishments.

Proud to Announce State Championship Winner, Polk's 2021-2022 Officers

2 mins

Blueberry Rebound

2021 Harvest Up 4.9 Million Pounds From Last Year

Blueberry Rebound

4 mins

AGRISHOPPER: Father's Day Gifts Dad Can Actually Use

THERE ARE A LOT OF HARD WORKING MEN in the agriculture sector, and the run-of-the-mill tie may miss the mark on Father’s Day. Instead, we’ve got some ideas for gifts your dad will find both practical and fun.

AGRISHOPPER: Father's Day Gifts Dad Can Actually Use

3 mins

Inaugural Taste of the Heartland to Spread Appreciation for Local Agriculture

FOR GENERATIONS, Avon Park and the Lake Wales Ridge it sits on have been known for being home to various types of agriculture.

Inaugural Taste of the Heartland to Spread Appreciation for Local Agriculture

2 mins

Solid Roots

7th-Generation Rancher Leigh Ann Wynn Talks About Female Role Models, Her Future as Next PCFB President

Solid Roots

4 mins

Networking Opportunity

Florida Industrial Hemp Conference to Offer Education, Guidance, Community

Networking Opportunity

4 mins

Out of the Spotlight

Polk County Farm Bureau Executive Director Carole McKenzie Talks About Her Work Behind the Scenes

Out of the Spotlight

3 mins

Fair Play, Fair Work

Florida State Fair Executive Director Cheryl Flood Maintains Balance Between Education, Entertainment

Fair Play, Fair Work

4 mins

Recipe Spotlight

Make Your Barbecue a Little Saucy

Recipe Spotlight

3 mins

Farm-Raised

From Steer to Blueberries and Citrus, Lausanne Walter’s Family Knows Agriculture

3 mins

AGRI SHOPPER

Transform Your Patio Into a Comfy Summer Hotspot

AGRI SHOPPER

3 mins

Recipe Spotlight

A Healthy Berry Very Easily Turns Decadent

Recipe Spotlight

3 mins

SIGNS of the SEASON

You Say Tomato, We Say Florida’s Finest

SIGNS of the SEASON

2 mins

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Central Florida Ag News Magazine Description:

PublisherCentral Florida Media Group LLC

CategoryBusiness

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyMonthly

CENTRAL FLORIDA AG NEWS MAGAZINE WAS CREATED TO SERVE THOSE INTERESTED IN AGRICULTURE IN OUR COMMUNITY AND IT IS A TARGETED PUBLICATION
• Central Florida Ag News offers up-to-date news that farmers, ranchers and people with interest in the agricultural industry care about
• The latest political news including local, state and national coverage can be found inside the pages of Central Florida Ag News
• Our youth matter to Central Florida Ag News and each issue will feature news from the areas FFA and 4H programs
• The various agriculture sectors important to Central Florida are covered in Central Florida Ag News as well. News every month in print and updated often online from a long list of contributors, which include but are not limited to …
• The Farm Bureau
• Florida Citrus Mutual
• Florida Citrus Commission
• Florida Fertilizer and Agriculture Association
• Aquaculture Association
• Nursery and Landscape Association
• Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association
• University of Florida Agriculture extension office
• Southwest Florida Water Management District
• FFA and 4H chapters
• Florida Blueberry, Strawberry, Tomato, Watermelon and Blackberry Growers Associations

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