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Florida Roots

Longtime Citrus Advocate Bobby McKown Talks About His Career, the Future of Citrus, and His Upcoming Induction into the Florida Ag Hall of Fame by TIM CRAIG When Bobby McKown

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Signs of the Season Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida

Cruciferous Vegetables an Important Crop for Florida  by ERIKA ALDRICH Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida With winter in full swing, it’s that time of year when The Sunshine

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Industry’s Best

Florida Citrus Hall of Fame Names 2021 Inductees By GRACE BOGGESS HIRDES The Florida Citrus Hall of Fame was created to honor distinguished leaders who have made significant contributions to

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A Growing Industry

Hemp Acreage Expected to Soar as Florida Gains Experience With Crop by HEATHER MACHOVINA The hemp industry in Florida launched during 2020, with Florida farmers receiving their first hemp cultivation

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Waiting Out the Storm

USDA Revises Citrus Forecast, but Growers Taking It In Stride by TERESA SCHIFFER In December, the USDA revised its citrus season forecast for Florida, and the news wasn’t good. The

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No Experience Needed

Experienced Plant Enthusiasts Share Their Tips and Favorite Plants by LEXI BROWN According to a recent survey, an estimated 33.1 million U.S. households participated in indoor gardening in 2019. As

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The Polk County Youth Fair is Still Happening

After many meetings with District Schools, the Youth Fair Board and the County Health Department the Fair can go on with  changes.   The main concern from the Health Department

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Signs of the Season Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida

Bell Peppers, Cucumbers and Eggplants Thrive During Florida Winters by ERIKA ALDRICH Sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida The arrival of winter in The Sunshine State means a shift

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Mistletoe Musings

There’s More to This Plant Than Movies Will Tell You by TIM CRAIG Every December there are certain things you can count on: holiday music in every store, extra cookies

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Precision Farming

U.S. Sugar Is Home to the Largest, Contiguous, Privately Owned Wi-Fi Network in America by HEATHER MACHOVINA U.S. Sugar was built on innovation. In the beginning, the key to its