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Florida Cattlemen’s Association Hosts Genetics Technology Lectureship

In addition to proper land management of your pasture, genetics is an important topic when it comes to the health and marketability of your beef herd.  The technology of genetics, however, has advanced so rapidly in recent years that it can be hard to keep up.  A two-day lectureship, the Application of Advanced Genetic Technology


Economic Facts About Florida Forestry

When you discuss the big players in Florida agriculture, citrus and beef cattle are usually the topic of conversation, but there’s another sector that deserves recognition for bringing a lot of jobs and revenue to The Sunshine State: The Forest Industry.  I have a great deal of experience in land purchasing and forestry management, so


Resolution Idea – Be a Hunter On a Mission

It’s a new year, and many people are looking to improve themselves in some way or another.  It’s a time for reflection, for considering our paths and resolving to do more for ourselves and our communities.  Here at the Wild Game Food Bank, we are committed to connecting hunters with the needy by making it


Protecting Your Horse From West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne virus that is primarily a bird disease but can infect any mammal, including horses and humans. It’s maintained by infected birds in the wild as they contain a high level of the virus in their blood. Humans and horses are considered “dead-end hosts” since mosquitoes appear unable to


Resolve to Support the Farm Community

If, heading into 2018, you made resolutions for the new year, I hope that at this point in January you’re still keeping them— or at least most of them. A few of them, maybe? I know some folks who list goals for a new year rather than make resolutions. They say it’s more practical to do


Assistance Available for Irma Damaged Ag Land

Hurricane Irma did a significant amount of damage to Florida agriculture with few industries escaping damages of some kind. If it wasn’t damaging to ripening or new crops, it was damage to soil beds, water sources, or infrastructure. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam is working to get relief for Florida farmers and ranchers from


Nutrition Farming is Taking Off

Here at Guardian Soil Solutions, we have discovered that taking care of the soil helps crops and groves grow and produce— even if they’re suffering from citrus greening. But our philosophy didn’t originate here; it came from another part of the world where it’s already being religiously followed. Graeme Sait is an evangelist of sorts.


Can Precision Ag Impact Potential Profits?

If you’re working in ag, you’d be hard-pressed not to have heard of precision agriculture.  Whether it’s the latest piece of technology or a review of the benefits of precision ag, the topic is front and center in agriculture news.  One benefit that is often discussed is the potential for profits and what do they


Groundwater’s Role in Agriculture

Meeting food production demand in the 21st century will depend on groundwater in many parts of the world. Did you know that in the United States irrigated agriculture pumps an average of 49.5 billion gallons of groundwater every day? Sustaining our groundwater resources to meet agricultural needs requires wise use, pumping efficiency, and resource monitoring.


Nutrition Farming is Taking Off

Here at Guardian Soil Solutions, we have discovered that taking care of the soil helps crops and groves grow and produce— even if they’re suffering from citrus greening.  But our philosophy didn’t originate here; it came from another part of the world where it’s already being religiously followed. Graeme Sait is an evangelist of sorts.