Month: February 2022

Donaldson Sweet Orange

Lesson to the Wise: Attend the Field Days. You never know what might happen.  Growers, processors, packers and nurserymen met at the Whitmore Foundation Farm on December 3rd in doing a farm tour of the variety display, rootstock trials, scion trials, new scion plantings, replicated trials of advanced material, and NVDMC’s variety demonstration block introducing …

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FFA Corner

Polk FFA Starts the Year Off Right by JESSICA ANDERSON Polk County FFA Federation has been extremely busy since returning in January from a much-needed holiday break. January started with the county Livestock Judging contest where middle and high school students gathered at Bartow High School to practice their livestock evaluation skills on bulls, steers, …

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Ben Adams, Jr.

Go Where the Customers Take You

I’ve been thinking about the best piece of business advice I ever received. It was from a family friend and successful business owner. One day, over a meal, he said, “Go where the customers take you.”   Sometimes the deepest advice comes in the shortest of sentences.   That advice has been valuable throughout my …

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Katie Hennessy

Urgent Horse Emergencies

Equine diseases and injuries can cause major issues with your horse’s health, so it’s important to be proactive in preventing and treating problems before they get out of hand. At Polk Equine, we strongly recommend that every horse owner develop a good working relationship with their veterinarian.    Colic Colic is a general term for …

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Signs of the Season: Florida a Key Player in Nation’s Strawberry Production

by TERESA SCHIFFER Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida   Each winter, we get to celebrate the sweetness of the season with farm-fresh, Florida-raised strawberries! The juicy, naturally delightful treats of nature are big business here, bringing roughly $350 million to Florida farmers each year. More than 8,000 acres of Florida’s cropland is devoted …

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