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Getting Your Ducks in a Row for Maximum Deductions at Tax Time

A wise individual once said that there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. Thankfully, we are only dealing with the tax side of things in this month’s

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Getting Into the Equine Spirit

TiAnViCa Volunteer Shares her Joy of Helping Others Only one visit to TiAnViCa Riding Academy in Lakeland turned Grace Doran into a regular volunteer for the therapeutic, horse-riding facility. Working

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PCFB: President’s Column (December 2012)

Over the past year, the Polk County Farm Bureau (PCFB) and its members have worked to continue to develop and promote partnerships that will not only support our industry, but

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Florida Roots: Cinderic Preserving History Through Photographs

There is a lot more to Florida than beautiful beaches and amusement parks. That’s the message of 53-year-old Eric Dusenbery, founder of Cinderic Documentaries, Inc., a DeLand nonprofit organization formed

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@griTech: The Right Bio-Tool for the Job

There is a costly import from Brazil that Floridians don’t want or need: the fire ant. Fire ants were unintentionally imported to America along with other valued cargo in the

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Giving Back to the Land Through Stewardship

The Agriculture Way of Life: Guarding Water Quality and Preserving Wildlife At one time, the Everglades covered nearly 11,000 square miles. Water flowed south from the Kissimmee River into Lake

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Winter Grass: Resist the Urge to Water More

Brown grass can be deceiving during wintertime in Florida. After that first frost, your lawn will turn brown, but it doesn’t mean you need to water it more. Your grass

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Island Family Fun in the Name of Agriculture

An event to support the founding of a world-class education program Warner University is determined — with the help of some significant partners and community support — to provide a

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Editor’s Blog: Helping Out at the Lightsey Ranch

For this edition of Central Florida Ag News, I had the pleasure of visiting Lightsey Cattle Company and meeting some of the Lightsey family. Cary and Lane Lightsey (brothers and

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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: On the Eve of a Significant Milestone for Florida

In 2013, Florida will celebrate 500 years since it was discovered by Juan Ponce de Leon. He named this land “La Florida” because it was the season known in Spain