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Florida Roots

From Family Farm to County Extension Director, Citrus Is in Laurie Hurner’s Blood by BRAD BUCK, UF/IFAS correspondent Laurie Hurner grew up in a fifth-generation Florida citrus-growing family, and she

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Adventures in Agriculture

Highlands County Ag-Venture Teaches Children the Importance of Agriculture by TERESA SCHIFFER It’s never too early to start teaching kids about the importance of agriculture, and Highlands County Ag-Venture, Inc.

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In Appreciation of Our Farmers

“Agriculture is the greatest and fundamentally the most important of our industries. The cities are but the branches of the tree of national life, the roots of which go deeply

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Tips for Fall in Florida: Lawn and Garden Management

As the cooler months of the year approach, it’s important to ensure your garden is ready to withstand any obstacle Mother Nature may throw at it. Here at Doty Farm

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Fertilizers Playing a Big Role in High-Density Citrus Plantings

High-density citrus plantings are something many Florida citrus growers are turning to in order to try to maximize production in the face of citrus greening. The idea is simple enough:

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Objectivity Key to Citrus Harvest Estimates

Despite the ongoing industry challenges, citrus is still royalty in Florida agriculture, and, like “the Royals” in England, royalty will get the headlines — in the Sunshine State especially but

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Your Foal Is Here Safely, Now What?

You’ve waited (im)patiently for your new foal, and now it’s time to make sure they get the best start possible. Most mares will give birth without any assistance and will

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How to transition your farm to the next generation

Most families who have farm or ranch operations have worked hard for many years to ensure the financial success of their business. A big part of many farm business plans

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Bad Footwear Can Cost You Productivity and Profits

Ever seen a guy or gal walking the heels off of a pair worn-out boots? Or worse, maybe that’s you?  What you put on your feet has a huge impact

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Food Defense Plan an Invaluable Tool in Safety, Quality

One food defense model just got an upgrade, and our whole safety plan gets the benefit. In late September, the Food and Drug Administration released an updated version of its