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How to Transition Your Farm to the Next Generation

MOST FAMILIES that have farm or ranch operations have worked hard for many years to ensure the financial success of their business. A big part of many farm business plans

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A smoother transition for passing on the family farming tradition

THE 2012 CENSUS OF AGRICULTURE counted 2.1 million farms in the U.S., with 97 percent being considered family-owned operations. While that designation could be any number of configurations of family

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Commissioner’s AgriCorner: State preserves record 2,500 acres of environmentally sensitive ag land

FOR CENTURIES, Florida’s farmers and ranchers have served as Florida’s original conservationists and great stewards of our natural resources. In recognition of these contributions, the Florida Department of Agriculture and

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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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From the Editor’s Desk: Our photo shoot at Smith Family Ranch in Lakeland

THE LOCATION of our shoot for this edition is no secret spot, but it is a beautiful one. In fact, it’s not just a beef cattle ranch — it also

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Agriliving: Combining old traditions with new trends

Innovations in home building for life on the farm LIFE ON THE FARM or ranch is one that is rich in history and tradition, but that doesn’t mean that new

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Trending on the farm: Steel barns and outbuildings

THEY SAY NECESSITY is the mother of invention, and it’s the spark that lights innovation as well. Here in Florida, a good portion of the year offers daily rain showers,

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New home sweet home for your equine

Getting ready to move your horse to the new ranch or boarding barn DESPITE BEING known as great trekkers in the wild, many horses don’t travel all that well. If

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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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Technology update: Taking a bird’s eye view of your ag operation

A picture IS worth a thousand words. And you can take advantage of that by taking a bird’s eye view of your farm or ranch, using software like Google Earth