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Polk County Farm Bureau 2021 Outstanding Ag Program of the Year

Southwest Middle School Katrina Lynn, Ag Teacher story by CAROLE MCKENZIE, Polk County Farm Bureau Executive Director photos by MACI MAY, Bartow High School FFA   The Southwest Middle School

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Read the Fine Print

Who Owns and Controls Farm Data? by BRAD BUCK, UF/IFAS correspondent With the rapid development of artificial intelligence, data derived from farms might be more valuable than the crops that

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Agriculture Advocate

Scarlett Jackson Moves On to National Competition for Excellence Award by TIM CRAIG For Scarlett Jackson, the journey to winning the 2021 Florida Farm Bureau Excellence in Agriculture Award may

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Polk County Farm Bureau 2021 Outstanding Ag Teacher of the Year Selena Paul of Kathleen Middle School

story by CAROLE MCKENZIE, Polk County Farm Bureau Executive Director photos by MACI MAY, Bartow High School FFA   Congratulations to Selena Paul of Kathleen Middle School, who has been

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New IFAS Dean Plans to Modernize Extension

Dr. Andra Johnson, who started as dean of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension on Nov. 1, emphasizes that one of his chief duties is

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Signs of the Season Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida

Florida Is Second-Largest Producer of Bell Peppers in U.S. by TERESA SCHIFFER   Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida   If Peter Piper lived in Florida, he would love

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Plant This, Not That

UF/IFAS Extension’s Guide Identifies Invasive Plants by TORY MOORE, UF/IFAS correspondent Florida’s climate makes a cozy environment for a variety of plant species. The downside is that invasive and potentially

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The Beauty of Bok Tower

Intricate, Carefully Planned Details Make Carillon Tower One of a Kind by TIM CRAIG   Even the drive into Bok Tower Gardens is a work of art.   As the

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‘Bitter Is Better’ for Craft Beer Enthusiasts

UF/IFAS Researchers Try Their Hand at 22 Hops Varieties  by BRAD BUCK,  UF/IFAS correspondent   If you hopped over to the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center and tasted the

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A Learning Process

Florida Hemp Farmers Use Lessons of Previous Years to Forge Ahead by TERESA SCHIFFER When then-Governor Rick Scott opened the door in 2017 for universities to cultivate hemp for research