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FFA Alumni Spotlight: Meet Keri Greenwood

By Abby Crawford   Though she’s from Hillsborough County, Keri Greenwood has called Polk County “home” for the last four years and plans to

Sarasota County Schools Celebrate Florida Food

by MARY TOOTHMAN   In today’s dining culture —  with all the modern commonalities of fast food, frozen meals, and other quick ways to

H.E.A.R.T. Village: A Local Organization With Global Ambitions

by TIM CRAIG   For over 30 years, sustainability has been an integral part of the H.E.A.R.T. Village, a small nonprofit tucked about a mile

Florida’s Blueberry Harvest Recap

Solid Production Overshadowed By Falling Prices by TERES SCHIFFER Since the early 1990s, Florida has had the blueberry market cornered for a few


What’s Your Ag Story?

Tristen Walling, Lakeland, FL “At a young age, I was introduced to the agriculture industry where I was taught how to plant crops and nurture an

Looking to the Soil for Solutions in the Fight Against Greening

ON 15 ACRES at Howey-in-the-Hills in Lake County, a citrus grove once abandoned by its owner has new life, witnesses say. Hamlin orange trees

Harvesting Machine Eases Labor Demands for Growers of this New, Alternative Crop

THE FOUNDERS of Caloosa Hops in Lake Wales could harvest their novel crops manually, but the idea does not appeal to them much. It’s been enough

Microchipped Equine: The Equine Industry is Finding Many Benefits in the Use of RFIDS

IDENTIFYING YOUR HORSE has always been an issue, but it’s one that technology is improving upon. While the means of identifying your horse can be


Kidz Outdoors Forming Relationships, Fighting Childhood Diseases

by MATT NORMAN The great outdoors have long served as a way to explore and discover. The adventures experienced were part of growing up and for

AgriShopper: Tools for Making Cooking Easier

When you live in an agriculture minded state and strive to keep a healthy lifestyle, it can be difficult to find those unique utensils for all

Harvest Time

Farm Safety 101 While the total number of agricultural fatalities has been decreasing in recent years, farm safety is still an important topic,

Florida Roots

Florida’s Favorite Red, Juicy, Triangle by MARY TOOTHMAN There’s no question that watermelon is a popular crop among growers: it’s grown in more