Month: December 2013

Walking in an AgriWonderland

Florida is full of agricultural wonders, so in this edition, we asked five different and unique ag operations how 2013 went for their business, and how they project next year is going to pan out. [emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and register now to read the rest of the article!”] The Apiary The Tree Farm The Equestrian …

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Tax Reminders for Your Ag Operation, Part II

In my last column, I noted some interesting tax considerations that apply to ag operations filing as sole proprietorships. Let’s talk about how certain differences from traditional small businesses can mean a tax break for the farmer, grower, or rancher.[emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and register now to read the rest of the article!”]

A Farmer’s Hands at Work on Canvas

How Robert Harper Captures Natural Florida Seventy-two-year-old Robert Harper likes a challenge. In his lifetime he’s bailed hay, sold watermelons, raised beef cattle, and grown citrus. Formerly a Central Florida developer, the Lakeland Realtor is now growing peaches and painting. “It’s probably the most relaxing thing I do. I don’t get to do it as …

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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: ‘Florida Ag: By the Numbers’ Report

More than 500 years ago, when European settlers landed in Florida, livestock were raised and produce was grown for subsistence. The settlers produced just enough to feed themselves and their families. Over time, advances in farm machinery, technology and practices, as well as innovations in transportation, helped Florida agriculture become the economic pillar it is …

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A review on Cloud computing and tablets for play and work

Technology has been the rage in agricultural circles in 2012, as predicted. We’ve seen more than a 300 percent increase in Cloud computing among our agricultural clients. [emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and register now to read the rest of the article!”] Cloud computing involves using the Internet for applications, computing and data storage. Some ag clients …

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