Category Archives: Featured

18 Sep
Helpful Tips for a Beautiful Backyard Pond

By Grace Boggess There are plenty of renovations that can be quick and easy which can turn your regular backyard into a beautiful relaxation area. Backyard ponds can help improve the overall habitat of various animals in your area, such as various insects, birds, and of course – your fish! A pond can really add

18 Sep
Q&A About Upcoming Ranch Rodeo & Cowboy Heritage Festival

By Mary Toothman Put on your cowboy boots and get ready for a rodeo reunion. The 2018 Florida Cattlemen’s Associations Florida Ranch Rodeo & Free Cowboy Heritage Festival is coming up in a few short weeks. Dusty Holley, director of field services for the Florida Cattlemen’s Association, has been really busy the past few months,

18 Sep
Taking Fishing to the Next Level: Competitive Fishing More than a Relaxing Past-Time

By Cheryl Rogers Many people enjoy fishing because it’s relaxing. But for Kyle Stafford and Evan Wieber — and others like them — fishing is a competitive sport. Many people consider fishing a recreational past-time. When they fish, it’s a time to relax and commune with nature. Whether they catch any fish is immaterial. But

18 Sep
Best Public Lands to Ride Your ATV in Florida

By Teresa Schiffer Many people enjoy getting off the beaten path in their spare time with a drive on an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) or OHV (off-highway vehicle). Hey, it’s fun to get out there and get dirty zipping around on a 4-wheeler! It’s also nice to take that long, leisurely ride through the woods, enjoying

13 Aug
Brian Armstrong: The Man Behind Plans to Meet Future Water Needs

by CHERYL ROGERS Brian Armstrong, the executive director of the Southwest Florida Water Management District, is bringing together people and organizations to prepare for a growing demand for water. Since the Southwest Florida Water Management District was created to mitigate flood control in the wake of Hurricane Donna in 1960, its role has expanded to

13 Aug
Recently Passed Farm Bill Includes Greening Research Funding, New Water Legislation

by TIM CRAIG Central Florida farmers may expect the extension of research funding dollars and support programs after the U.S. Senate passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 in July, which would re-authorize the Farm Bill for five years. The Senate-passed bill and a similar House version, will now go to conference. As of August