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Recipe Spotlight: Peaches on parade in the kitchen

It’s Florida and life’s a peach . . . at least it will be if the peach-growers have anything to say about it.  Nature abhors a vacuum and, thanks to

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Client appreciation day at Polk Equine

Polk Equine has provided the highest quality care for the large animal veterinary medical needs of Polk County for over 10 years.  Over the last two years, Dr. Katie Hennessy

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Remembering a lover of groves

Honoring the life and work of Jan G. Valk The citrus industry recently lost a wonderful family man and lover of groves.  Jan G. Valk, 60, passed away on February

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Facts about the cold supply chain

The facts about the public refrigerated warehousing (PRW) industry aren’t just cold and hard, they’re pretty interesting when you stop and think about them.  Consider the following:

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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: Celebrating 100 years of extension

This year, Florida’s land grant universities—the University of Florida and Florida A&M University—celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, which created the Cooperative Extension Service.

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May lawn & garden tips: How your lawn can beat the heat

Well, it looks like the heat and humidity are both here to stay!  From this point forward, it’s only going to get hotter.  At this time of year, most backyard

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Peaches of Florida

Industry update: Groves give way to orchards as growers look to spring markets. In some sections of Central Florida, orange groves are giving way to peach orchards. As farmers wrestle

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Harvest time

Eating blueberries and naming a new princess were among the activities at this year’s Florida Blueberry Festival People were seeing blue everywhere April 12 and 13 when the Third Annual

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Springtime is here!

As Mother Nature’s New Year, spring is the season to make a fresh start on your small- to mid-size farm.  Now’s the time to sweep out all of the old

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Horse Camps: A Short, Heavenly Slice of Summer

Upcoming Riding Programs at the Florida Agricultural Museum The calendar shows that June is almost here. While the weather is heating up and the hazy afternoon thunderstorms are kicking into