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15 Dec
Commissioner’s AgriCorner: On the Eve of a Significant Milestone for Florida

In 2013, Florida will celebrate 500 years since it was discovered by Juan Ponce de Leon. He named this land “La Florida” because it was the season known in Spain as “Pascua Florida,” the Festival of Flowers, and because much of the land’s vegetation was in bloom. Later, in 1539, another European settler, Luis Hernandez

15 Dec
Putting Planting and Pruning Plans to Action

It’s hard to believe that we have already reached our final gardening tips for the year. If you have kept up with our suggestions and properly cared for your lawn and garden throughout the year, they should be looking nice and healthy. Here are just a few more tips to ensure your outdoor areas look

15 Dec
The use of RFID technology in the cold supply chain

Anyone involved in the transportation and warehousing of goods is likely aware of the acronym RFID (short for radio frequency identification). The online RFID Journal (www.rfidjournal. com) defines RFID as a “generic term that is used to describe a system that transmits the identity (in the form of a unique serial number) of an object

15 Nov
Commissioner’s AgriCorner: The Future of Florida Agriculture is a Great Responsibility

Last month, more than 50,000 members of the FFA gathered in Indianapolis, Indiana, for the National FFA Convention. There, they learned about career opportunities in agriculture, lent a helping hand to the local community, and elected a Floridian as the next president of the National FFA.

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15 Nov
An Early Symptom Check for Tax Season

While we are still a few months away from tax season, it’s never too early to get all your ducks in a row and stay ahead of the game. If a problem is lurking below the surface of your small business, it would be much better to catch it now rather than later. Here are

15 Nov
Publisher Letter: Adding a New ‘Layar’ to Our Print Media

At Central Florida Media Group, we’re constantly thinking about and looking for better ways to connect with our advertisers and readers. We also recognize that for print media to thrive in a digital world, it must evolve and become a more engaging version of its ancestors. In this edition of Central Florida Ag News magazine,