From the Editor’s Desk

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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Let’s Talk Citrus

For all you citrus enthusiasts, there are some key events planned this year that you won’t want to miss.  The Florida Grower Citrus Show Fort Pierce, April 13Now in its 77th year and under new management, this show will have a whole new look as well as a condensed one-day format. This year, the trade show …

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Celebrating the ‘Village’

If you believe that well-known adage that a picture speaks a thousand words, this edition of Central Florida Ag News speaks volumes.  This past month was jam-packed with events from around Central Florida, including the Polk County Cattlemen’s Association Trade Show & Ranch Rodeo, the Florida State Fair, the Florida Strawberry Festival, Agri-Fest, Food Check-out …

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Shadows and Light

Each month, we bring you stories that we think make a difference. A lot of consideration goes into our content, and we’re not interested in wasting your time. After all, we know how precious your time is. That’s why we choose stories that we feel are important because they’re about you and the issues that …

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Are You Ready for Fair Season?

The beginning of the year is always exciting for the ag industry in Central Florida because it’s fair season! From January through March, the lineup is packed with county fairs and other great events. Make sure you have these events on your calendar. We want you to milk every last drop of fun from this …

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O Christmas Tree

Each year around this time, I field the same question: Where can I go to cut down my own real Florida Christmas tree? Let’s get one thing straight before we get any further: If you’re hoping to take a drive out to the Florida countryside and haul home a classic blue spruce, you’re going to …

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Mark Your Calendars

There are plenty of learning and leisure opportunities coming up. Here’s a quick glance at what’s in store.

Hurricane Assistance Resources

In the weeks since Hurricane Ian made landfall in southwest Florida, we’ve seen some truly heart-wrenching photos of the damage growers faced throughout the state. Fields are flooded and trees are blown over. Recovery is definitely going to be a long process. Thankfully, there are plenty of resources available for those who need help. I’ve …

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Now for the Ultimutt Experience

This edition has been packed with ideas and inspiration to get you out and about where you can catch a breath of fresh air. But what about the dogs? If you’re anything like me, nothing makes your adventures more perfect than being able to share them with your fur baby.  There are some places you …

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