Dr. Kimberly Morgan, associate professor and extension agricultural economist with the University of Florida, is using innovative software to help Florida farmers and growers increase their access to vital data and improve their negotiating abilities.
Polk County Farmer Jason Watts of Florida Best Farms in Haines City has been named the Florida Farm Bureau’s 2024 Farmer of the Year in recognition of his exceptional skills and achievements in agriculture.
For decades, Jim Strickland has managed and operated Blackbeard’s Ranch in Myakka City. As much as he cares about his cattle, he sees himself as an environmental steward. That’s why he partnered with an agronomy professor on an invisible fence for his ranch — a first-of-its-kind project in the Southeast.
As the human population and global development continue to increase, the availability of land for agriculture decreases and the need to grow up rather than out increases. That’s why vertical farming is becoming a more popular and viable method of farming for the future.
Last month, the 96th National FFA Convention and Expo was held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Polk County Farm Bureau Program Coordinator Sarah True was on hand and gives us an insider’s peek at events and takeaways.