Month: October 2012

A trio of excellence in teaching

| Polk County Farm Bureau recognizes outstanding educators in agriculture | Excellence comes in many forms. This year, it came in the form of three caring and committed teachers who work not only for the future of agriculture, but also for making sure that youth have a comprehensive understanding of its importance in America. Marie …

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Planning for growth

There is nothing quite as satisfying as seeing your business grow and flourish into the success you had envisioned from day one. It is vitally important, however, to ensure that you are prepared for the achievements that come your way and are ready to handle them accordingly. Here are some tips on how to manage …

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Ben Adams, Jr.

Strengthening the links in the chain

Companies that do international business and trade in agricultural commodities and packaged food products must meet tough international standards to ensure the confidence and health safety of the end user or consumer. For companies in the cold supply chain, the channel for products that require refrigeration to prevent spoilage, there is no more stringent international …

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The proof is in the pictures

In land management and farming, there is always something new that comes along. It is crucial to stay on top of your crops and know exactly what needs to be done and when.

William "Bill" Doty

Lawn and garden tips to remember for fall

Now that some cooler temperatures are on the horizon, it’s time to go over the gardening tips for the month of October. We’ve got some great guidelines to help keep your lawn and garden looking healthy during the changing season.

The red thread that binds: What connects UF/IFAS with Florida farmers

TEACHING, RESEARCH AND OUTREACH are the core of the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), which is a premier institution within the land-grant university system. But it is the research that is the red thread that connects UF/IFAS with the production of food, biofuel, and the responsible stewardship of Florida’s natural resources. [emember_protected …

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