CFMGDev

Agri-News

Researchers Hope to Change How Homeowners Think of Irrigation by BRAD BUCK, UF/IFAS You set your automatic sprinkler, and it activates right on schedule – even if it’s raining. Many people see rain as a bonus — on top of their sprinkler — when they should view precipitation as their cue to conserve water, University …

Agri-News Read More »

Are You Ready for Fair Season?

The beginning of the year is always exciting for the ag industry in Central Florida because it’s fair season! From January through March, the lineup is packed with county fairs and other great events. Make sure you have these events on your calendar. We want you to milk every last drop of fun from this …

Are You Ready for Fair Season? Read More »

Equal in the Ring

Central Florida Youth in Ag to Debut Adaptive Showmanship Class for Kids With Special Needs by TERESA SCHIFFER Central Florida Youth in Agriculture is providing new opportunities for students to get involved with agriculture. Since the pandemic shut down meetings, exhibitions, and competitions a couple of years ago, CFYIA emerged to create a new forum …

Equal in the Ring Read More »

Three Highlands County Teachers Receive Mini-Grants to Fund Lessons

by JULIE GMITTER Each year, the Florida Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee awards $250 Mini-Grants to educators across the state. The goal of the FFB Classroom Mini-Grant is to increase awareness and understanding of agriculture among students and educators, and while the focus is agriculture, teachers across all subjects are encouraged to apply. This year …

Three Highlands County Teachers Receive Mini-Grants to Fund Lessons Read More »

Recipe Spotlight

From Flower to Fork: Florida Offers a Truly Edible Landscape by COURTNEY LAWSON Florida… land of the flowers. We are blessed in this state to have many beautiful flowers, but did you know that many of them are also edible? Because of our wonderful climate and biodiversity, we are able to grow a multitude of …

Recipe Spotlight Read More »

Happy Centennial, Wish Farms

By J. Scott Angle jangle@ufl.edu @IFAS_VP Without one of the most ancient of technologies, the wheel, we might not be celebrating the centennial of Wish Farms here in Plant City. Its #AgIsAmerica story starts on the streets of Manhattan in a single pushcart selling fruits and vegetables. It continues with the Wishnatzkis migrating to Central …

Happy Centennial, Wish Farms Read More »

Event Preview

Polk County Youth Fair Ready for Action by PAUL CATALA photos by THOMAS HAGERTY (2022) For the past 75 years, the Polk County Youth Fair has been dedicated to helping foster a future for the Polk County and Central Florida youth. Since the 1940s, generations of youths ages 8 to 18 have been able to …

Event Preview Read More »

Agrishopper

The Right Products Make DIY Landscaping Projects Easy by GRACE HIRDES Do you have a “honey do” list full of DIY projects you want to do to spruce up your outdoors? These projects can seem overwhelming as the thought of landscaping often involves lots of tools, permits, and being “under construction” for a long period …

Agrishopper Read More »

Accessibility Toolbar