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Signs of the Season: Cattle Are an Integral Part of Florida Economy

sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida by TERESA SCHIFFER When people think of cattle, not too many envision Florida as a major producer of livestock. However, Florida has a

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Meet the New PCCA Sweetheart

Peyton Chandley Talks About the Beef Industry and Her Goals  by ANNABEL ROCHA   Eighth-generation cattle rancher Peyton Chandley is proud to represent Polk County as the 2022-2023 Cattlemen’s Association

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Setting a Path for the Future

Scarlett Jackson Working on Establishing Ag Education Standards by PAMELA PALONGUE Where do the farmers of tomorrow learn the skills needed for contemporary agriculture, which may involve business management skills

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Buzzing With Bees Day Camp

Youths to Learn Why Bees Are So Important by LUIS R. RODRIGUEZ, Small Farms Agent,  UF/IFAS Extension Polk County, & SHREEMOYEE GHOSH, 4-H Youth Development Agent, UF/IFAS Extension Polk County

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In the Heartland: Avon Park’s Bullock Farms Expanding Into Produce

by PAUL CATALA Since 2013, things have been fishy for Rob Bullock. But since Feb. 1, 2022, Bullock, owner of Avon Park’s Bullock Farms, has been “vegging out” as he

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FFA Corner: Polk County Celebrates National FFA Week 2022

by JESSICA ANDERSON   National FFA Week 2022 proved to be a fun and exciting week for FFA members from various chapters to gather together and encourage each other in

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The Critical Need for Youth Leaders

Sarah Rogers runs a bit of a livestock library for her fellow 4-Hers and FFAers in Plant City.   The youngest users pet and cuddle Rogers’ rabbits, getting their first

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Signs of the Season: Florida Leads Nation in Tangerine Production

sponsored by Farm Credit of Central Florida Tangerines are a sweet, succulent treat that can be easily peeled for a fun and healthy snack. Florida is the number one producer

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New Florida Farm Bureau District 5 Field Rep

Ellen Cruz Eager to Use Ag Background and Degree in Role by TERESA SCHIFFER    Central Florida Ag News welcomes new Florida Farm Bureau District 5 Field Representative Ellen Cruz!

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Three Decades and Thriving

Agri-Fest Adapts to Stay Relevant Over the Years After a year of virtual-only events, Polk County Agri-Fest returns in 2022 with both in-person and virtual opportunities for students to become