Florida-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Tips from the Masters

by JULIE GMITTER Florida is an oasis for gardeners, farmers, and plant lovers alike, with unique species and a sunny, warm climate which is just

Preserving Florida’s Beauty: A Look At Bok Tower Gardens’ Rare Plant Conservation Program

Bok Tower Gardens is home to the Rare Plant Conservation Program. Tasked with preserving the genetic diversity of Florida’s flora, they work with

Meet the 2019 Citrus Hall of Fame Inductees

Citrus’ Best of the Best by ERIKA ALDRICH Citrus has a truly rich heritage in The Sunshine State. Citrus has been in Florida since the Spanish

Upcoming 2019 UF/IFAS Horse Workshop

Spreading Equine Knowledge by MATT NORMAN Horses are beautiful and powerful animals. For a great many years the relationship between horses and


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