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Preserving Florida’s Beauty: A Look At Bok Tower Gardens’ Rare Plant Conservation Program

Bok Tower Gardens is home to the Rare Plant Conservation Program. Tasked with preserving the genetic diversity of Florida’s flora, they work with some of the rarest plants in the

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Meet the 2019 Citrus Hall of Fame Inductees

Citrus’ Best of the Best by ERIKA ALDRICH Citrus has a truly rich heritage in The Sunshine State. Citrus has been in Florida since the Spanish arrived in the 1500s

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Upcoming 2019 UF/IFAS Horse Workshop

Spreading Equine Knowledge by MATT NORMAN Horses are beautiful and powerful animals. For a great many years the relationship between horses and humans has been strong. While horses are capable

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Innovations in the Food Supply Chain Help Keep Our Food Safe

by TERESA SCHIFFER Technology is omnipresent in modern society, and with it we have seen monumental improvements across many sectors of industry. We can track the pizza we ordered, monitor

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New Tool Helps Growers with Postbloom Fruit Drop Challenges

by MARY TOOTHMAN Postbloom fruit drop can appear explosively in a bad season, seemingly infecting every flower on a tree. A new forecasting system — a web tool to help growers

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Florida Polytechnic’s Intelligent Garden Could Be the Future of Ag

by J.P. SMITH In the heart of Florida, through the pulsing strip of the the High-Tech Corridor, is the renowned STEM college, Florida Polytechnic University.  It is the home of

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New State-Of-The-Art World Equestrian Center Coming Soon

by TIM CRAIG A massive multi-use equestrian facility is sprouting up on over 3,000 acres in northwest Marion County, and its growth may solidify the county’s and Ocala’s billing as

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A Cut Above

Local Family-Owned Business Puts Quality Craftsmanship in Every Blade Made In a shop out back on Hickory Hammock Road in Lake Wales, a family business is thriving. Stephenson Knives creates

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New Adventures at Haines City High School

By Abby Crawford Every school year is different from the year before. Changes to curriculum, new policies, upgraded facilities, new alpacas…..wait, what? That’s exactly what happened this year for FFA

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The Art of Cattle Handling

Q & A with Local Livestock Agent on Florida Cattle by Tim Craig Laura H. Bennett is the Multi-County Livestock Agent for Pasco, Sumter, and Hernando counties. She shared her