Month: September 2013

It’s Celebration Time!

PICK YOUR DAY . . . IT’S CELEBRATION TIME! • October 2 is National Homemade Cookie Day [emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and register now to read the rest of the article!”] • October 4 is National Taco Day • October 6 is Mad Hatter Day (have a merry tea party) • October 12 is International Moment …

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Super WiFi Expanding Our World

Technology is dramatically changing the way we do business in the ag world. Farms that could not get Internet service are now getting service. The range and signals are stronger too.[emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and register now to read the rest of the article!”] And now, in Polk County, we have access to one of the …

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The Birth of an Industry, Part III

A Look Back at Citrus Variety Development and Disease Management Citrus varieties have changed through the years with intricate and thoughtful cultivation. Prior to the Great Freeze, Dr. H.J. Webber and Mr. Walter T. Swingle of the United States Department of Agriculture founded the Subtropical Laboratory at Eustis, Florida in 1892. There they implemented frost …

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Kathleen Sr. and Lake Gibson Middle FFA chapters accomplish major feats

| CFAN September/October 2013 Web Exclusive Feature | Agriculture students in the Lakeland area have excelled in a variety of areas outside the traditional scope of agriculture.   Students in Kathleen Sr. and Lake Gibson Middle School FFA chapters have accomplished major feats this year in the areas of Agriscience Research, Parliamentary Procedure and Supervised Agricultural …

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An Equestrian Sport on the Rise

Q&A on Cowboy Mounted Shooting Cowboy mounted shooting is a popular equestrian sport, which is gaining popularity. It involves shooting, 1880s style, with two single-action 45-caliber revolvers while mounted on a horse and racing against the clock. The riders fire at balloon targets using five rounds of special, blank ammunition. They are scored on the …

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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: Operation Outdoor Freedom Update

Two years ago, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services launched Operation Outdoor Freedom, a program that invites wounded service members and veterans of the U.S. military to enjoy recreational activities on Florida State Forests. The program is the result of a collaboration between the department, legislators, and the Wounded Warrior Project to honor …

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