From the Desk of Dr. Angle

Happy Centennial, Wish Farms

By J. Scott Angle jangle@ufl.edu @IFAS_VP Without one of the most ancient of technologies, the wheel, we might not be celebrating the centennial of Wish Farms here in Plant City. Its #AgIsAmerica story starts on the streets of Manhattan in a single pushcart selling fruits and vegetables. It continues with the Wishnatzkis migrating to Central …

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When Science Makes You a Believer

There’s a future for Florida citrus because of people like Steven Callaham. He serves Florida agriculture, he sells a vision, and he relies on good solid science to innovate his way through the HLB crisis. That last part is where UF/IFAS comes in. Arnold Schumann of the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center has done …

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Women of Wedgworth

During the two years Leigh Ann Wynn spent in the Wedgworth Leadership Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources, she changed jobs, changed careers, adopted a son, joined the Polk County Farm Bureau board and became chair of the UF/IFAS Extension Polk County advisory committee. Coincidence? I’m not saying Wedgworth alone transformed her. But it put …

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