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Florida roots: Handing down the cattle-ranching heritage

CATTLE RANCHING in Florida has a long and storied past that may surprise you. The first cattle were brought here with Ponce De Leon and the Spanish explorers in 1521.

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Q&A with the PCCA Sweetheart on upholding the cattle tradition

BAILEY BUCHANON, the current Polk County Cattlemen’s Association Sweetheart, is proud to call herself a cowgirl, and is a true example of a homegrown girl who loves her roots. Central

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The Birth of an Industry

Traveling back 500 years to the beginning of Florida citrus To taste citrus today and to take in its fragrance is to taste history. Wherever citrus was planted, their aromatic

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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

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Getting in some springtime action and auctions

Today we enjoy the modern conveniences of super highways, air-conditioned homes, cars, even tractors … but where did we come from? Five hundred springtimes ago, Juan Ponce de Leon landed

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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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Editor’s Blog: Ag Literacy Day is coming!

The Youth in Ag edition is here! This is always one of my favorite editions to put together. All of the smiling faces are reason enough to relish in these

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PCFB President’s Column (February 2013)

With the opening of the 2013 Legislative Session just around the corner, the Polk County Farm Bureau (PCFB) will be keeping a close eye on proposed bills that may have