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The Great Outdoors

A guide to taking advantage of ag-recreation in Central Florida by J.P. SMITH “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” —Aristotle   There is certainly something

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Hoofing It

Florida Trails Offer Horseback Riders a Different Way to Experience Nature by TERESA SCHIFFER photos provided by FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES While Florida may be renowned for

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Richloam Wildlife Management Area Prime Area for Hunters, Hikers, Bicyclists by MARY TOOTHMAN photos provided by ALLTRAILS If you love nature, horseback riding, or hunting — or any combination of

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Not Your Mother’s Wedding

Rustic Wedding Venues Draw Couples in Rising Numbers by MARY TOOTHMAN photo by JOE LEDUC photo by TEELYN PHOTOS “Our trade secret is pretty simple: Just love people and treat

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A Taste of Rural Florida

Agritourism introduces visitors to homegrown attractions Florida may be known for its theme parks and beaches, but agritourism gives visitors a chance to explore an off-the-beaten-path adventure. Agritourism combines Florida’s

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A Total Team Effort

New UF/IFAS Center Focused on Water, Land Use Issues by ERIKA ALDRICH Did you know that about 1,000 people move to The Sunshine State every day and constantly adding to

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Fighting Back

Citrus Task Force Ready to Help the Industry by J.P. SMITH Orange juice has historically become synonymous with Florida culture and economy. It’s hard to imagine a Florida without its

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Adapt and Overcome

Despite Greening, Citrus is still King in Highlands County by RACHEL CHRISTIAN Highlands County has a population of roughly 105,000 people. It’s also home to about 110,000 cattle and 8.5

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Celebrating Caladiums

Previewing the 2019 Caladium Festival by DAPHNE RENELUS If you live in the Lake Placid area, do not miss out on one of the city’s best festival events – the

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Citrus Roundup

State’s Citrus Crop Rebounded, Growers Optimistic for Future by TERESA SCHIFFER It’s no secret that the Florida citrus industry has suffered some setbacks over the last few years, primarily due