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Taste of Something New

UF/IFAS Scientists Developing Recipe for Growing Vanilla in South Florida by LOURDES RODRIGUEZ, UF/IFAS correspondent A tablespoon of vanilla goes a long way. As a key spice in baking, the

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Business in Bloom

Sunshine Growers’ Versatility Is Behind Record Poinsettia Crop Walk into a Publix during the holiday season and you’ll pass a display of beautiful red and white poinsettias. If you look

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Drone’s-Eye View

Aerobotics Brings Technological Edge to Agriculture by TERESA SCHIFFER There is a new technology being deployed by farmers across the country to aid in monitoring and managing the farmland. Welcome

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A Greater Good

Michelle Stagner Offers Glimpse Into How White Horse Ranch CARES by PAUL CATALA Since the first horses and cows took up temporary residence on the ranch’s 80-plus acres situated not

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In Search of the Great Pumpkin

UF/IFAS Researching New Breeds of Pumpkins and Calabazas as Next Niche Crop by LOURDES RODRIGUEZ Peanuts cartoonist Charles M. Shultz yielded popularity to an almighty pumpkin in the 1966 animated

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Nutrient Stewardship

New 4R Certification Program Launches With Help of Major Ag Players Water quality is a topic near and dear to the hearts of those in Florida agriculture, and the announcement

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Advances in Agriculture

Data Monitoring Technology Gives Farmers a New Advantage by TERESA SCHIFFER Modern technology is changing the way we do almost everything, that’s an inescapable fact. Even the ancient practices of

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Honoring the Herd

Artists Paint Fiberglass Cattle in Campaign for Great Florida Cattle Drive by MATT COBBLE On Saturday, October 26, arts and agriculture enthusiasts in Central Florida were treated to a unique

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Natural Beauty

Tarpon Springs Artist Captures Floridian Culture and History by MARY TOOTHMAN Christopher Still’s art serves many purposes.  It is a teacher. It is a visual history. It has imagination; sometimes

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Hope for the Holidays

Ag Angels Program Thriving in 13th Year Serving Children in Hardee and Highlands Counties by TERESA SCHIFFER Christmas is a special time of year for most of us. It’s a