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Commissioner’s AgriCorner

Preserving Our Way of Life With more than 1,000 people moving to Florida every day, we must continue to prioritize the preservation of our agricultural lands and world-renowned natural spaces.

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Recipe Spotlight: Favorite Recipes that Paint Your Plate Blue

WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF FUN cooking and eating Central Florida blueberries since I first wrote about them in Central Florida Ag News in 2011. We have more berries

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Recipe Spotlight: It’s easy cooking green

  For good health and good rating, snap the beans and boil the collards FARM-GROWN GREEN THINGS are good for you. There’s a generalization you can take to the bank.

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Recipe Spotlight: What to do with all those strawberries from your U-pick adventures

SO, YOU AND THE KIDS went strawberry picking. Or, you and the kids went strawberry buying. Either way, your fridge is overflowing with baskets of red sweetness and you’re stuck

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Ag Time with Abby: Celebrating the many ‘firsts’ from the Polk County Youth Fair

THE 2017 ANNUAL POLK COUNTY YOUTH FAIR has come and gone. Every year is a great one, but this year we saw several “firsts” on multiple fronts!

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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: Just for wounded veterans

TWO AMERICAN SOLDIERS sustained significant injuries across the street from one another, a year apart, while serving in Fallujah, Iraq. Years later, chance brought these two American heroes together while

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Recipe Spotlight: There’s citrus you can pair with that

ONE OF THE JOYS of living in Central Florida is just-picked citrus. We had citrus in the Great White North but it was an imported treat. Grapefruit was often picked

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Ag Time with Abby: Farm highlight at Roosevelt Academy

OVER THE PAST few years, schools around Polk County have been adding new components to their agriculture programs. One growing addition I keep seeing is aquaculture and aquaponics.

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Ag Time with Abby: Recreation and fun for the whole family while supporting FFA

WHEN I SAY we’re off to a great year, boy, oh boy, do I mean it! There are three big fundraising events that our local FFA chapters are hosting, and

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Recipe Spotlight: Cooking ideas for your fresh catch

THE SHOPPER in the family knows how pricey meat is. It’s easy to spend what seems like almost a car payment on a big chunk of tender cow. For affordability,