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The red thread that binds: What connects UF/IFAS with Florida farmers

TEACHING, RESEARCH AND OUTREACH are the core of the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), which is a premier institution within the land-grant university system. But it is

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Taking a look at the use of RFID technology on the ranch

FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION (RFID) has been around for some time. It is wireless technology that uses three components: a tag (which consists of a microchip and a radio antenna), a reader,

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’Tis the season for strawberries: Strategy and work that go into a crop

As you enjoy a sweet bowl of strawberry shortcake this season, know that many weeks of planning, tending, and caring for crops went into this delectable treat that is, and

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New uses for old crops

| Eucalyptus, sugar cane and other crops get an agritechnology makeover | In Frostproof, Phillip Rucks Nursery is growing half a million Eucalyptus trees. Although Eucalyptus trees currently are marketed

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Ask the Expert: Q&A on getting the most out of hunting

BAXTER TROUTMAN is a fourth-generation Florida cracker with a long history of success in the citrus industry, business, and politics. Besides his professional history and cultural heritage, Troutman possesses a

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Ag gone fishing: R&R for anglers spells big bucks in Florida

GARY MCKENZIE LOVES THE CHALLENGE of catching redfish. He enjoys stealthily creeping upon and tricking them. “It’s like hunting and fishing at the same time,” he explains. “You watch the

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Getting your equine away from the daily grind

| Fun day ideas for you and your horse | THE UNIQUE RELATIONSHIP between horse and rider is a bond that grows over time through rigorous training sessions and the

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One man’s hard work is the same man’s pleasure

| Recreational time is a precious commodity for this citrus grower | WORKING LONG HOURS has been — and still is — a way of life for citrus grower Dennis

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Florida recreation at its greenest

| A look at the economic impact of agriculture and nature-based tourism | FLORIDA IS WELL KNOWN as a recreation and tourism leader. With its dynamic entertainment industry, beautiful coastline,

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Grooming safety for new horse owners

| Four rules to put into practice | During the London 2012 Olympic Games, the equestrian sport was held at the historic Greenwich Park, which was built around 1433 as