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Minor Scores Major Win

Longwood Boy Places Second in Inaugural Cooking Competition by PAUL CATALA Nathaniel Forkin could’ve made the recipe easier by simply going to the supermarket and buying a box of pre-made

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Blueberry Rebound

2021 Harvest Up 4.9 Million Pounds From Last Year by PAUL CATALA Blueberry grower Kyle Hill credits man and machine for helping to overcome the blueberry blues. In 2020, the

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The Greening Challenge

Executive Director of CRDF Tweaks Approach to Research by HEATHER MACHOVINA Rick Dantzler, executive director of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, recently spoke to a group of citrus growers

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Signs of the Season Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida

Cantaloupe Thrive in Florida’s Warm Climate  by ERIKA ALDRICH Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida It’s that time of year when sweet cantaloupe is fresh from the Florida field,

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Florida Blueberries Prized for Health Benefits, Freshness

sponsored by FARM CREDIT OF CENTRAL FLORIDA by ERIKA ALDRICH It’s that time of year where you’ll see them in grocery stores, side-of-the-road produce stalls, and farmer’s markets: one of

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Cultivating Female Talent

Natalia Peres worked more than a decade as the only female faculty researcher at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in Balm.   It didn’t bother her. It bothers

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Fair Play, Fair Work

Florida State Fair Executive Director Cheryl Flood Maintains Balance Between Education, Entertainment by PAUL CATALA For her entire life, Cheryl Flood has been involved in agriculture, from her rural upbringing

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Out of the Spotlight

Polk County Farm Bureau Executive Director Carole McKenzie Talks About Her Work Behind the Scenes If you’re familiar with the Polk County Farm Bureau, then you know the great work

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Networking Opportunity

Florida Industrial Hemp Conference to Offer Education, Guidance, Community by HEATHER MACHOVINA The industrial hemp industry is forging ahead in the Sunshine State as we approach the Second Annual Florida

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Solid Roots

7th-Generation Rancher Leigh Ann Wynn Talks About Female Role Models, Her Future as Next PCFB President   Leigh Ann Wynn didn’t have to search very far for examples of strong