Category Archives: Column

14 Mar
Go Greenhow: Important Financial Tips

IRA?  Now’s the Time! The recent stock market volatility has been an interesting ride for everyone – but within the changes lie financial opportunities.  For example, it’s an excellent time for those who have not yet made IRA and retirement plan contributions for last year (2017) to consider doing so! Why contribute to an IRA

14 Mar
Keeping it Cool in the Caribbean

The friendly city of Auburndale, located in the very heart of Central Florida and the home of Adams Cold Storage (ACS), is about as landlocked as a city can be in the Sunshine State, but that hasn’t kept our company from being in the mix of things in a business based in deep water —

14 Mar
Springtime with these Gardening Steps

Now that the warm weather has arrived, it’s time for the gardening tips for March.  We have some great suggestions this month to make anyone a lawn and gardening pro. Your yard needs some much-needed attention during this month.  Ensure that you fertilize your lawn now. Many problems are caused by lack of food.  A

14 Mar
Teaching Our Children the Hunting Tradition

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, it is easy to let our traditions, like hunting together, get lost and forgotten.  Children especially may not appreciate the skill and patience required to successfully bag a deer if they’ve never been taken on a hunting trip.  In fact, statistics say that for every 100 adult

14 Mar
Simple Ways to Support Your Local Farming Community

March 20th is National Ag Day, and it’s the perfect time to discuss how we can support the local farming community, not just on this day, but all year.  The Agriculture Council of America hosts National Ag Day to recognize and celebrate the contributions of agriculture, big and small.  The focus is three-fold: to help

14 Mar
Finding Equine Facts

You can find a lot of misleading, incorrect or opinion tainted information searching on the internet.  Have you thought about where you might look on the internet to find factual data or information? When you have agriculture or equine disease questions, visit the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services website, FreshFromFlorida.com. For horse lovers,

14 Mar
FYI: A Great Opportunity for Youth in Ag

The opportunities for children and teenagers in Florida to learn about the interesting, important, and wonderful world of agriculture are plentiful.  Programs such as FFA in the schools and 4H provide many of those opportunities in a structured format, exposing young people to the ways agriculture affects us all, teaching them the work and ways

19 Feb
A Strong, Yet Flexible Link in the Cold-Supply Chain

An exceedingly strong link in the food cold-supply chain can be a flexible one as well.  That’s what a multi-temperature public refrigerated warehousing business can provide for its customers— flexibility in the kinds of perishable products it can safely accept, store, and help to distribute. Our business, Adams Cold Storage (ACS) in Auburndale, is one

19 Feb
Minerals, Microbes, and a Food Source: The History of Compost

The principles and benefits of composting can be traced back to the beginning of time.  Nature has always demonstrated the benefits of using death to restore life.  In addition to being mentioned many times in the Bible, composting was also written about by the Greeks, Romans, and Israelites.  It was written about coming out of

19 Feb
Protecting Yourself and Your Horse from Rabies

Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain in all mammals.  Humans and animals can become infected through the bite of an infected animal.  Rabies is endemic in wildlife such as bats, raccoons, and foxes.  While these animals do transmit the disease, dogs, cats, and even horses can become infected through the