A Cut Above

Local Family-Owned Business Puts Quality Craftsmanship in Every Blade Made In a shop out back on Hickory Hammock Road in Lake Wales, a family

New Adventures at Haines City High School

By Abby Crawford Every school year is different from the year before. Changes to curriculum, new policies, upgraded facilities, new

The Art of Cattle Handling

Q & A with Local Livestock Agent on Florida Cattle by Tim Craig Laura H. Bennett is the Multi-County Livestock Agent for Pasco, Sumter, and

Father and Daughter’s Passion for Agriculture Highlighted in their Artwork

By Erika Aldrich They say the nut doesn’t fall too far from the tree, and in Central Florida that usually means you have cattle ranching in your


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