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What’s Your Ag Story?

Tristen Walling, Lakeland, FL “At a young age, I was introduced to the agriculture industry where I was taught how to plant crops and nurture an animal. At 4 years

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FYI: A Great Opportunity for Youth in Ag

The opportunities for children and teenagers in Florida to learn about the interesting, important, and wonderful world of agriculture are plentiful.  Programs such as FFA in the schools and 4H

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Lake Wales High School Horse Judging Team Heads to State

There is No Horsing Around When it Comes to This Group of Dedicated Students By Teresa Schiffer In an age of social media obsession and digital absorption, sometimes it seems

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Polk County FFA Members Are MAD

How Local Members Are Making A Difference in Central Florida by THE POLK COUNTY FFA FEDERATION OFFICERS Hi there, we are the Polk County FFA Federation officer team!  We have

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Ag Time with Abby: Celebrating the many ‘firsts’ from the Polk County Youth Fair

THE 2017 ANNUAL POLK COUNTY YOUTH FAIR has come and gone. Every year is a great one, but this year we saw several “firsts” on multiple fronts!

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Ag Time with Abby: What does ag education actually teach?

IN RECENT REPORTS, there has been talk of doing away with agriculture education due to budget cuts. Personally, I don’t see why agriculture is not a mandated class. Back in

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Getting a hold of the reins on horse judging

Students get ready for contests through school offered by the UF Department of Animal Sciences EACH YEAR, The University of Florida’s Department of Animal Sciences operates informational and competitive youth

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Ag Time with Abby: New FFA chapter takes root

IT IS ALWAYS exciting to have a new chapter established in the FFA, especially when it is one right here in Polk County! Winter Haven Christian School was founded in

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Ag Time with Abby: FFA wants to amplify on ag causes and careers

{Amp•li•fy — increase of volume} THE THEME of the 2014-15 National FFA year was to amplify our voice, not just in our FFA career but in our lives, families, and

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Agritechnology Academy teaches youth of the suburbs

Polk County Farm Bureau’s Ag Program of the Year award goes to Auburndale High School AGRICULTURE IS IN NEED of young people interested in stepping in and picking up the