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Ag Time with Abby: The #20BuckTruck fundraiser for the Polk County Youth Fair

THE POLK COUNTY FFA chapters and 4-H clubs have been all about fundraising this year! One huge countywide fundraiser is the #20BuckTruck, sponsored by Kelley Buick GMC of Bartow, and

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PCFB President’s Column: Polk Agri-Fest features special and big-name guests

AS I WRITE this column, Polk County Agri-Fest is in full swing! Our special guests are the 6,000 fourth-grade students who visit Agri-Fest each year, but we are also pleased

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What’s new at Agri-Fest?

| Teaching kids about agriculture through hands-on training gets a new twist this year | BEING HELD this year on April 6-10 and April 13-17 in Bartow, one event hosts

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Ag Time with Abby: Can you smell what’s in the air?

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Can you smell that? It smells like pigs, cows, barbecue, cake, walking tacos, and hay! Where can you catch the scent of all of this in one

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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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In the company of citrus history

| Florida Citrus Hall of Fame’s 2013 Fellowship Students help preserve significant industry artifacts and more | John Jackson, chairman of the Florida Citrus Hall of Fame, which honors distinguished

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PCFB: President’s column

Representatives from the Polk County Farm Bureau attended Florida Farm Bureau Days in Tallahassee on March 18 and 19 and met with the Polk delegation on legislative issues effecting agriculture