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Florida Roots

From Family Farm to County Extension Director, Citrus Is in Laurie Hurner’s Blood by BRAD BUCK, UF/IFAS correspondent Laurie Hurner grew up in a fifth-generation Florida citrus-growing family, and she

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Adventures in Agriculture

Highlands County Ag-Venture Teaches Children the Importance of Agriculture by TERESA SCHIFFER It’s never too early to start teaching kids about the importance of agriculture, and Highlands County Ag-Venture, Inc.

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2020 Citrus Forecast

Area Growers Optimistic, Though Accepting of a New Normal by TIM CRAIG It’s October and eyes are looking toward the start of what may be Florida’s true season: citrus and

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Giving Back to One Who Gave

Kubota Presents Lithia Veteran and Farmer With Tractor Through Geared to Give Program U.S. Marine Corps veteran Russell Guzzetta of Country Song Farm in Lithia was recently chosen from more

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Barking Up the Right Tree

Citrus Industry Enlists Help of Dogs Trained to Detect Greening Anyone with a four-legged friend of the canine kind knows that it’s nearly impossible to hide anything from a dog’s

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Planting the Seeds

Polk County Farm Bureau Names Outstanding Agriculture Program and Teacher of the Year by MARY TOOTHMAN   “Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve.”   —

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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