Category Archives: Web Exclusive

23 Sep
Kathleen Sr. and Lake Gibson Middle FFA chapters accomplish major feats

| CFAN September/October 2013 Web Exclusive Feature | Agriculture students in the Lakeland area have excelled in a variety of areas outside the traditional scope of agriculture.   Students in Kathleen Sr. and Lake Gibson Middle School FFA chapters have accomplished major feats this year in the areas of Agriscience Research, Parliamentary Procedure and Supervised Agricultural

30 Aug
@griTech: Using Smartphone Apps for Better Irrigation Practices

| CFAN August/September 2013 Web Exclusive Feature | A lot of people today use smartphones and mobile app technology to have up-to-date information right at their fingertips, but not every profession, Clyde Fraisse notes, has been quick to embrace these advances. For one thing, even though there are now smartphone apps specifically made for rural

06 Aug
A convention that blooms

| CFAN July/August 2013 Web Exclusive Feature | Paradise was found recently by members of the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association at last month’s annual convention, the 61st year of the event. Set in a tropical theme at the Bonaventure Resorts in Weston, Florida, more than 150 members attended the annual business meeting and

04 Jun
Teaching young agriculturists to ‘imagine’ at the Future Farmers of America Eighty-fifth Annual Convention

| CFAN June/July 2013 Web Exclusive Feature | Orlando, Florida opened her heart and arms to the eighty-fifth Annual Future Farmers of America State Convention from June 10-14. With their commanding yet humble arrival, these young delegates, representing high school chapters from all over the state, descended on the Caribe Royale Orlando in the second

30 Apr
Kathleen FFA Land Judging Teams take top honors at state contest

| CFAN April/May 2013 Web Exclusive Feature | FFA members from across the county gathered in a field on Monday, March 4 to demonstrate their knowledge of soils in the annual Polk FFA Land Judging and Homesite Evaluation contest.  The Land Judging event requires students to understand the makeup of soils and how they affect

30 Mar
Harvest Time: Update on the 2013 Florida peach season

| CFAN March/April 2013 Web Exclusive Feature | If there’s one thing that peach growers worry about it, it’s something that Central Floridians don’t think about much: a cold spell. “Frost is the biggest concern,” says Mercy A. Olmstead, who works with a lot growers at the UF/IFAS Horticultural Sciences.  She also works quite extensively