August 2019

Agritourism a Win for Florida Farmers

Florida’s year-round subtropical climate and expansive agricultural footprint place the state in a prime position for profit. Agritourism combines agriculture and tourism—the two largest industries in the state—for entertainment and education. Florida’s ranchers and farmers are able to benefit from the lucrative industry thanks to a law passed in 2013 that protects and facilitates such …

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2017 Ag Census: What You Should Know

The USDA’s Census of Agriculture is completed every five years. The data is compiled and released with details about the country’s agricultural sectors. Recently, the 2017 Census of Agriculture was released with details about how the country’s producers are doing and on the demographics of these producers. Here are some key changes to know. EGINAFarming …

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Drone Technology for Citrus

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, is becoming a low-cost, essential tool for precision agriculture that can help citrus growers better manage their crop in new and revolutionary ways. Idaho farmer Robert Blair claims to be the first farmer to use a drone in 2005 and has seen the technology become more …

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Katie Hennessy

Travel Safely With Your Horse

When it’s time to travel, don’t forget how your horses are going to get to your destination. Your trailer is crucial to safely getting your horses from A to B, even if it is just down the road.  It’s a good idea to have a quick trailer safety checklist in mind before setting off. Starting …

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Not Your Mother’s Wedding

Rustic Wedding Venues Draw Couples in Rising Numbers by MARY TOOTHMAN photo by JOE LEDUC photo by TEELYN PHOTOS “Our trade secret is pretty simple: Just love people and treat them like family.” — Michelle Welch, Wishing Well Barn Brides today are indicating in increasing numbers that their dreams for the most special day of …

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Eric Greenhow

College Savings Plans Offer Tax-Friendly Way to Save for Future Education Expenses

College Savings Plans, known as “529 qualified tuition programs,” have become very popular in helping families save and prepare for their children’s higher education expenses in recent years.  However, many investors, are still unaware of the generous tax benefits* these accounts provide, as well as the broad flexibility of how the money can be utilized …

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Ben Adams, Jr.

Handling Food Recalls

Americans love to eat food, a lot. In a perfect world, all the food we consume is made perfectly, to the right food and safety standards, and free of any problems such as diseases or spoiling. Unfortunately, this isn’t a perfect world, and there are many different variables at play when it comes to keeping …

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