FOR MOST OF HER LIFE, Scarlett Jackson has been involved with getting what’s on the farm to the table.
But some of Florida’s 20.6 million residents—many from other parts of the United States or abroad—might not know what it takes to get food from a Florida farm to their tables.
In an effort to help today’s consumers become engaged in modern agriculture, the Florida Farm Bureau started Food Check-Out Week in 2019.
In February, four “secret shopper events” were held across Polk County, where Florida Farm Bureau Women’s Committee members gave away Publix gift cards to surprised customers buying “Fresh from Florida” locally produced agriculture products.
According to the Florida Farm Bureau, agriculture and related enterprises generate $148 billion statewide every year.
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SIGNS of the SEASON
You Say Tomato, We Say Florida’s Finest
How Will You Celebrate National Ag Day?
WE’VE ALL SEEN #NationalDogDay or #NationalCoffeeDay sweep our social media feeds at some point every year. While there are many interesting avenues you can celebrate via National Today, there is one that remains all-important to maintain a stable economy and to live our healthiest lives. Can you guess it? National Ag Day on March 23.
Oh, the Places They've Gone!
Polk Graduates Talk About the Ag Programs That Sparked Their Careers
New Avenue for Kids
Organization Offers Education, Opportunity and Support for Community
UF Scientists Sequence Genome of the Supersweet Corn You've Nibbled for 20-Plus Years
SWEET CORN, a food favorite for many consumers, serves as a major crop for Florida. Earlier research by UF/IFAS scientists led to an even sweeter sweet corn dubbed “supersweet” because it has more sugar than other types of the staple crop.
Is Olive the New Orange?
Florida Growers Court New Alternative Crop
Daniel Jankins Academy Teacher Incorporates Hands-On Lessons in Agriculture, Sustainability and More
Florida-Grown Coffee? How UF Scientists Are Using AI To Serve Up the Possibilities
MOST OF THE WORLD’S COFFEE is grown in tropical regions. However, a changing climate could allow coffee to grow farther north — for example, in Florida. In April, all HCYCP participants pick up their tree kits to start their project.
Fun Projects Can Help Youth Get Interested in Agriculture
Locals let rain gardens soak up the storm.
HIGH SCHOOL- THE TALE OF TWO TOOL SETS
Jackson Jobe realized his true upside is on the mound
FLORIDA HOUSE OVERWHELMINGLY APPROVES CONSUMER PRIVACY BILL
The Florida House resoundingly approved a consumer privacy bill, giving the public an opportunity to regain ownership of the personal data collected by companies and the right to sue companies for mishandling information in a marketplace where consumers themselves have become lucrative commodities.
SPYKE AND MIKE
SPYKE & MIKE GO TO THE PET STORE
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HERO NEVER GAVE UP ON MISSING GIRL, 13!
Clever cop goes motel to motel in search of perv who allegedly took her
Health and Happiness Have No Age Limit
Everybody wants to live a fulfilling life, age gracefully and enjoy the golden years. Maintaining your physical and mental health plays a crucial role in that endeavor. That means it’s important not only to eat right and keep your body moving but also to keep your mind stimulated as well. In this Senior Edition of Central Florida Health News, we touch on some of these very important issues.
National Infant Immunization Week
Many have received immunizations throughout their lifetime, but it’s often taken for granted how much of an impact these vaccines have on the lives of those in our communities, counties, state and even country. The Florida Department of Health in Polk County recognizes April 24-May1 as National Infant Immunization Week. This is an annual observance promoting the benefits of immunizations for children from birth to age 2.
DATA: FLORIDA'S TEXTING WHILE-DRIVING LAW RARELY ENFORCED
A Hillsborough County sheriff’s deputy was heading east on Interstate 4 in his red Dodge Charger on a brilliantly sunny afternoon in Florida when he saw him: A young driver behind the wheel of a Jeep texting on his phone.
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