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Spring Cleaning Is Just Part of Our Promise

Well, there’s no easy way to say this: It’s time to clean up. In between the late spring 90-degree days and the rain-once-a-day months of early summer, there’s a window

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Florida’s Top Rootstocks and Varieties

Rootstocks and varieties are important considerations in Florida citrus due to the many constraints growers must deal with, from diseases like phytophthora, citrus tristeza virus, and HLB, to issues like

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FFA Corner: Students Excel in Career Development Events

by JESSICA ANDERSON Polk County FFA students have been working hard in the past month to prepare for numerous state and county career development events. On March 9, we held

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Auctions Can Tap Into Emotion and Reputation

We had a very successful auction last week for the University of Missouri with a large number of buyers online as well as in person at the university.  We received

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Dream in Progress

With a Decade of Experience Under Her Belt, Teen Sets Her Sights on the Future by TERESA SCHIFFER photos provided by AMANDA SHIVER   For many in the agriculture industry,

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Holding Steady

Polk County Cattle Industry Doing Well Despite Challenges With Growth, Inflation by PAUL CATALA Even though the total number of cattle in inventory throughout the United States and Florida was

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Nutrient Recommendation Needs Revisited

During the summer of 2021, Florida citrus growers raised concerns about nutrient recommendations for Florida’s Best Management Practices (BMPs) being too low for citrus trees in the era of citrus

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Horse Health Tips for Spring and Summer

As the cooler days wind down, horse owners need to plan for the warmer months of spring and summer. There is not a significant temperature change from season to season

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Rescue, Rehabilitate, Re-Home

RVR Horse Rescue Helps Horses in Need Get Back on Their Feet by PAUL CATALA photos by MICHAEL WILSON One horse has a medical condition that leaves it unable to

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Signs of the Season: Cattle Are an Integral Part of Florida Economy

sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida by TERESA SCHIFFER When people think of cattle, not too many envision Florida as a major producer of livestock. However, Florida has a