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When the Student Becomes the Teacher

Jessica Anderson Receives Polk County Farm Bureau Accolade for Her Outstanding Dedication to Students and Agriculture by TERESA SCHIFFER Jessica Anderson is this year’s Outstanding Agriculture Teacher of the Year

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Honey Bee Lab Central Florida

UF/IFAS Partners with the Florida State Beekeepers Association to Protect Bees, Advance the Industry by TERESA SCHIFFER FOR SOME YEARS NOW, we’ve been hearing about the plight of the bees

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Publisher Letter: Happy birthday to Central Florida Media Group — and ‘Thank you!’

IT WAS FIVE YEARS AGO this month that I filed for Central Florida Media Group’s federal ID number. That’s the number the government assigns to each incorporated business, and with

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PCFB President’s Column: Ag impact study will be a useful resource for years

We held our Polk Agriculture Economic Summit event on February 26, and by all accounts the event was a huge success. I believe the Polk Agriculture Economic Impact Study results

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Adam Putnam Election Night 2014

On the lawn of the Historic Polk County Court House in Bartow, Florida, supporters of Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam came out to watch the polls come in

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2014 Blueberry Festival

On the state level, every year Brooksville is host to a grand celebration of Florida’s blueberry harvest, including entertainment, art, exhibitors and much more that attracts thousands of guests from

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Inside this issue

Check out this month’s issue right here!

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@griTech … Florida Tomatoes: Searching for Answers

The UF/IFAS Extension services are often credited with numerous benefits to Florida’s $70 billion-a-year agriculture industry. Improving sustainability, identifying pests, increasing agritourism, and providing advice at the state and local

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Misconceptions about lean, finely textured beef get debunked

Would you eat pink slime? Yes, I would! The media has brought much negative and untruthful attention to “Lean, Finely Textured Beef,” or what they have referred to as “pink

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@griTech: In search of a formula that will put Florida tangerines on the map

If there is one fruit that is synonymous with Florida’s agriculture community and it’s history, the orange would be first on the list for many people. However, there are scientists