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Growers grapple with unique encounters amidst a good harvest

In the business realm of blueberries, experiences vary THIS WAS A PRETTY GOOD YEAR to be in the Florida blueberry business, industry insiders say, with fairly cooperative weather, a long

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Observations on women in agriculture

THE CONVENTIONAL THOUGHT of those viewing agriculture from the outside is that it is a male-dominated profession. After more than ten years on the FFA Foundation board, I have observed

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Business strategies: How to manage your time

When things get hectic on your farm or ranch, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. The best way to deal with that daily chaos is to organize your work schedule. Set

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Wearing blinders: A common error in small business

When you’re trying to decide to grow citrus or peaches, strawberries or blueberries, you need to carefully consider information from various sources. In my professional experience, as business owners there

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Commercial harvests, u-picks operations, & making wine

| Season’s surprises keep Florida blueberry growers on their toes as they continue to diversify | Florida’s blueberry crop was lighter than anticipated this year, which meant higher prices overall

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How to boost your operation’s efficiency

Technology is changing the way we do business, and agriculture is no exception. To grow your farm and ranch in today’s world, understanding how technology can help you is important.

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Growth strategies for your ag business

To successfully grow your farm, ranch or other agriculture-related business, you need to plan and develop a vision for its future. As its leader, you’ll need to think strategically. [emember_protected

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Ways to expand your farm-related business

If it’s time to grow your farm-related business, expanding into new markets is a good way to do it. One way is to market to government through Florida’s “Farm to

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Protecting Your Business Before — and After — Disaster Strikes

It’s never too early to protect you, your farm and ranch from disaster. Freezes, drought, fires, disease, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes pose a continual threat, so preparedness can help ensure

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Essential Reminders When Budget Planning

January is the perfect time to look at the budget of your small business and ensure that everything is in order for the upcoming year. This month we will talk