Month: November 2013

Painting Wildlife in Agriculture

Winter Haven Native Paul Schulz Shares his Labor of Love Paul Schulz is an artist whose work does more than just depict a scene; it reveals the history and influences of the man himself. Not just pretty pictures, Schulz’s artwork is a labor of love that tells any number of stories.[emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and register …

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William "Bill" Doty

The Late-Fall To-Do List

The holiday season has crept up on us again, and with it comes to-do lists that always seem to be a little longer. Depending on your situation, the late-fall to-do list for the lawn and garden might include some or all of the following tasks:[emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and register now to read the rest of …

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Katie Hennessy

Making Sure Your Horse Gets All His Nutrients, Part II

Last month we addressed protein and carbohydrates as important factors in equine nutrition. In this month’s column I’m going to discuss two more elements that play a role in your horses’ health. Let’s talk about vitamins and minerals:[emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and register now to read the rest of the article!”] VITAMINS Vitamin deficiencies or excess …

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PCFB’s Ag Program of the Year

Lots of ‘Fishy’ Business at Crystal Lake Middle School The Polk County Farm Bureau awarded the Outstanding Agriculture Program of the Year to a creative group of educators at Crystal Lake Middle School. The key to the C.L.M.S. Agriculture Education program’s success was changing from an exclusively traditional rural Central Florida Ag model— citrus, cattle, …

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How Did We Get Here?

This year marks the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leon’s discovery of La Florida. The impact of that landing is apparent throughout Florida’s Historic Coast, where streets and businesses have honored the explorer’s name for (1513-2013) FIVE HUNDRED YEARS![emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and register now to read the rest of the article!”] This year, Florida’s Historic …

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Buying Pre-Owned Farm Equipment to Save Money… Be Careful and Choose Wisely

When it comes to business in the fields, the cost of operation continues to rise. Whether it’s feed for the livestock, sprays for crop disease, or employing field hands—doing business on today’s farm is much more cost-prohibitive than it was a few years ago. If you haven’t thought of it already, buying pre-owned farm equipment …

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The Birth of an Industry, Part IV

The Rise of Nutrient Application Technology and the Market for Juice When the citrus industry first sprouted in the mid-1800s, there was limited understanding of citrus nutritional requirements. The nurserymen had a basic knowledge for the need of macronutrients like nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K), for healthy grove development. These were mainly applied …

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