From the Editor’s Desk

Fresh From Florida Farmers

It’s been good to see so much effort focused on making it easier for Florida growers and ranchers to get their goods out into the community. Over the past year, Visit Central Florida’s has continued its push to create a network and website where growers in Polk and nearby can list their crops so that […]

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Celebrate Florida Arbor Day 2024

Did you know that Florida has its own Arbor Day? Sure, we still champion trees and their benefits with other states collectively in April, but individual states hold their own celebrations to coordinate with their planting seasons. Florida celebrates in January — the third Friday in January, to be exact — because that’s when many

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Get In on the Ground Floor

Farmers are blessed to have an abundance of many things — patience, fortitude, resilience, you name it. But time … well, we all know that’s not on the list. You may have seen the articles we published earlier this year in July and October discussing Visit Central Florida’s Culinary Initiative. The goal of that initiative

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A Community Blessed

The past month has been a busy one in the ag community, and it has filled me with admiration of and appreciation for the incredible people in it. The Polk County Farm Bureau held its 81st Annual Membership Meeting on October 12, where the community recognized the accomplishments of Lexi Sanchez, Dawn Coatney, David Byrd,

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A Different Set of 4Rs

If you’re a grower, you are already well-versed in the 4Rs of nutrient stewardship. They’re likely pretty high up on your list of rules, maybe right after the Ten Commandments but just a smidge above the honey-do list. For now, we’re going to take a departure from the 4Rs you know so well and instead

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Who’s Ready for Fall?

Is there any time more exciting than fall in Florida? I’m not a pumpkin spice girl, but lead me to a pumpkin patch and I’m in heaven. Central Florida farms host some pretty exciting events and festivals, meaning that your support gives back to the ag community when you go out and have a good

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Education for All

If you’ve been a reader of our publication for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard us talk about the importance of ag education. (Come to think of it, you’d be hard-pressed to find an edition of Central Florida Ag News that doesn’t emphasize that point.) When people think of “education,” they often think of

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On Farming and Faith

Floridians know summer. They know the heat, the humidity, the frequent rains, and last but not least, they know the hurricanes. As we head into the height of hurricane season, that threat is top of mind for Florida growers. In last month’s edition of Central Florida Ag News, we took a bird’s-eye view of the

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The Calendar Is Heating Up

As summer sets in, the ag community is coming alive with learning opportunities. Here are some events to add to your calendar. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with additional opportunities that we’ll post as they come in.  Citrus Grower Forum June 21, 11 a.m.  UF/IFAS Citrus Research and

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Grass Roots and Cowboy Boots

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that the success of agriculture is due in large part to grassroots efforts. It is in the name, after all.  Florida agriculture has some extremely dedicated people advocating for it, and this past month has been a prime example of that.  In April, growers flocked to Newberry for a

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