Study Gives Strawberry Growers Hope in Pest Battle
New Florida Cattlemen President Cliff Coddington: ‘Let’s Ride Together’
Weeki Wachee Distillery Offers Tours, Tastings, Outdoor Fun
Stir Things Up With a Taste of Wild Game
Hitting the Mark
4-H Shooting Clubs Help Keep Life Goals On Target
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.
Impact of Antler Point Regulations in Florida
Florida ag-rec update
SIGNS of the SEASON
Florida Taps Into the Tropics With Guava
The Right Way To See Florida
Great Climate, Crops Mean Opportunities for Agritourism Abound
What's the Buzz About Backyard Beekeeping?
In the Heartland Highlands County
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.
The Greening Challenge
Executive Director of CRDF Tweaks Approach to Research
SIGNS of the SEASON
Cantaloupe Thrive in Florida’s Warm Climate
Minor Scores Major Win
Longwood Boy Places Second in Inaugural Cooking Competition by PAUL CATALA photos provided
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.
In The Heartland Highlands County
New UF/IFAS Extension Director Takes Lifetime Work in Ag, 4-H to the Next Level
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.
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.
2021 Harvest Up 4.9 Million Pounds From Last Year
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.
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.
7th-Generation Rancher Leigh Ann Wynn Talks About Female Role Models, Her Future as Next PCFB President
Florida Industrial Hemp Conference to Offer Education, Guidance, Community
Out of the Spotlight
Polk County Farm Bureau Executive Director Carole McKenzie Talks About Her Work Behind the Scenes
Fair Play, Fair Work
Florida State Fair Executive Director Cheryl Flood Maintains Balance Between Education, Entertainment
Make Your Barbecue a Little Saucy
From Steer to Blueberries and Citrus, Lausanne Walter’s Family Knows Agriculture
Transform Your Patio Into a Comfy Summer Hotspot
A Healthy Berry Very Easily Turns Decadent
SIGNS of the SEASON
You Say Tomato, We Say Florida’s Finest