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New leadership, same educational goal: Rising to the challenge as the new Polk FFA District Advisor

The baton has been passed to the new Polk FFA District Advisor, William Paul Webb, who will start his new position on July 1 to replace the retiring David Byrd,

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Developing the future of horsemanship

| Instructing local students while strengthening the relationship between rider and equine | The location may have changed, but the enthusiasm and excitement that happens each summer for students in

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A ‘sweet heart’ for agriculture

| Harley Zoeckler: Inspiring a thirst for knowledge about beef and agriculture | The sash may say Sweetheart, but for Harley Zoeckler, the 2013 Polk County Cattlemen’s Association Sweetheart, the

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Travelin’ with your equine

| Safety tips for before, during and after your trip | The spring weather seems to beckon everyone toward travel and as a horse owner, the obvious choice is to

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Fourth-grade introduction to beef cattle

| Agri-Fest: Where kids see and experience Florida’s cattle industry firsthand | Seeing a cowboy, holding a bullwhip, learning about cows in Florida — at first, it might sound like

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Being in hog heaven

| One man’s pigpen is Emily Heuer’s treasure | Her older sister seemed to have fun in Future Farmers of America raising hogs, so Emily Heuer felt she would have

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Strawberry Growers are Seeing Red this Season

It’s halfway through the harvest and the public is now starting to enjoy (this month and over the next few months) the sweet, delicious taste of Florida hand-picked strawberries. This

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Cattle: Preventing the Spread of Disease Among Herds

The USDA Establishes a New Animal Traceability Rule A new form of protection will be introduced in 2013 in the fight against disease outbreaks in the transportation of livestock and

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More Trade Opportunity for Florida Beef

Opening New Doors with the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement A “new deal” recently has been established in United States agriculture, and though it is not like FDR’s New Deal,

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Getting Into the Equine Spirit

TiAnViCa Volunteer Shares her Joy of Helping Others Only one visit to TiAnViCa Riding Academy in Lakeland turned Grace Doran into a regular volunteer for the therapeutic, horse-riding facility. Working