Historic Babcock Ranch Preserve in Operation and Open to Public

Nov 30, 16 Historic Babcock Ranch Preserve in Operation and Open to Public

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Babcock Ranch Preserve in Charlotte County begins a new chapter in its rich history as it becomes the largest state-owned working cattle ranch to be managed by a private cattle company while expanding public recreational opportunities, including: hiking, biking, horseback riding and ranch tours. When Babcock...

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FWC gives preliminary approval to changes in Collier County manatee zones

Nov 30, 16 FWC gives preliminary approval to changes in Collier County manatee zones

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Media contact: Diane Hirth, 850-410-5291; Carli Segelson, 772-215-9459 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its November Commission meeting gave staff approval to publish proposed revisions to the Collier County manatee protection zones. Final approval of the Collier County manatee zone changes will go...

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105 years in the making – New Orleans comes to South Florida Fair

Nov 30, 16 105 years in the making – New Orleans comes to South Florida Fair

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Warren Resen – North American Travel Journalists Association West Palm Beach, Fla. –– The South Florida Fair is bringing  its own version of Mardi Gras to life — complete with elaborate floats, daily parades, colorful bead toss, and Louisiana-style entertainment and food — as it carries out a spectacular New Orleans theme...

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Great Push of fishing Going into the Last Part of the Year!

Nov 30, 16 Great Push of fishing Going into the Last Part of the Year!

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by: Jason Prieto Fall offers some of the best fishing of the year. Kingfish are starting to show off the beaches offshore, Snook are starting to move up on the flats, Redfish continue to school up on the flats, and Trout fishing really begins to take off. Whether you’re an offshore fisherman looking to catch Grouper and kingfish...

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UF/IFAS tips for safe holiday meal preparation

Nov 30, 16 UF/IFAS tips for safe holiday meal preparation

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By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With the holidays approaching, you want the turkey and stuffing – or whatever you’re preparing – to be safe to eat, and consume again as leftovers. To help you, a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences food expert gives tips to make...

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Lionfish hunters honor veteran with artificial reef renaming

Nov 30, 16 Lionfish hunters honor veteran with artificial reef renaming

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Media contact: Amanda Nalley at 850-410-4943 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com Seventeen nautical miles south-southeast of Pensacola Pass and 86 feet beneath the ocean surface lies a small artificial reef that, until recently, didn’t mean much to anyone beyond the fish who lived there, the anglers who occasionally visited and those that...

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Commissioner Putnam Announces 2017 Agricultural Hall of Fame Honorees

Nov 01, 16 Commissioner Putnam Announces 2017 Agricultural Hall of Fame Honorees

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Contact the Office of Communications: (850) 617-7737 •  Communications@FreshFromFlorida.com TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame Foundation announced today four honorees who will be inducted into the Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame for 2017. These...

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The Ancient Art Of Hide Tanning Doug Smith Sebring, Florida

Nov 01, 16 The Ancient Art Of Hide Tanning Doug Smith Sebring, Florida

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By: Nancy Dale Tanning animal hides is an ancient art dating back to 7000 B.C. when the Sumerians pounded hides into leather for use on their giant chariot wheels.  The process of drying an animal’s skin in those days was a labor intensive process, as it is today, that began by removing hair, flesh and fat then soaking it in...

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Touring Historic Savannah Georgia

Nov 01, 16 Touring Historic Savannah Georgia

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Warren Resen – North American Travel Journalists Association Jeanne O’Connor – Photography Pre-Civil War Savannah was called the most picturesque and serene city in America.  Today it is a reminder of what many consider to have been the epitome of a society in gentler times as portrayed by Hollywood. Savannah played a...

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Great Push of fishing Going into the Last Part of the Year!

Nov 01, 16 Great Push of fishing Going into the Last Part of the Year!

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Fall offers some of the best fishing of the year. Kingfish are starting to show off the beaches offshore, Snook are starting to move up on the flats, Redfish continue to school up on the flats, and Trout fishing really begins to take off. Whether you’re an offshore fisherman looking to catch Grouper and kingfish or targeting Snook...

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Fishing Report

Oct 03, 16 Fishing Report

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by: Capt. Ric Liles • (813) 601-2900  Hello Anglers. I hope this finds everyone well. If you are a local I also hope that you are surviving the rain that this tropical storm has blessed us with. There is a lot going on in the fishing game in Ruskin right now. I am happy to announce that I have teamed up with the Saxon’s and...

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The Beautiful And Intelligent Florida Native: Black Bears Mike Orlando Assistant Coordinator – Bear Management Program Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission

Oct 03, 16 The Beautiful And Intelligent Florida Native: Black Bears  Mike Orlando Assistant Coordinator – Bear Management Program Florida Fish And Wildlife Conservation Commission

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By: Nancy Dale Since 1980, Florida’s native black bear population has been expanding, estimated, by Florida Fish and Wildlife to number approximately 4,350.  The same year, the human population in Florida numbered 5 million; in 2016, the population grew to 20 million with an expected growth by 2060 to 36 million people. Today,...

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“Preserving Native Florida: The Traditions, The Wildernss And The Wildlife From Creeping Urbanization”

Oct 03, 16 “Preserving Native Florida:  The Traditions, The Wildernss And The Wildlife From Creeping Urbanization”

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Nancy Dale – Presentation LAKE PLACID ROTARY CLUB  THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 NOON BEEF O BRADY’S  SILVER SPURS ARENA, KISSIMMEE, SAT. OCT 1 10-5 P.M.; LA BELLE CHAMBER MEETING:  MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 5:00 LABELLE; CULTURAL ALLIANCE, AVON PARK: MONDAY,OCT 10, 5:30 – 7:30 PM MAIN STREET; SEBRING LIBRARY: TUESDAY, NOV 8...

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Commissioner Adam Putnam Names Judi Whitson as 2016 Woman of the Year in Agriculture

Aug 31, 16 Commissioner Adam Putnam Names Judi Whitson as 2016 Woman of the Year in Agriculture

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Contact the Office of Communications: (850) 617-7737 Communications@FreshFromFlorida.com TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced that Florida native Judi Whitson has been named the 2016 Woman of the Year in Agriculture. Judi Whitson has dedicated herself to the advancement of Florida...

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Capt. Jason Prieto

Aug 31, 16 Capt. Jason Prieto

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I would not officially say its fall yet but it is sure starting to take a turn in the right direction. As days get shorter, both air and water temperatures start to decline, and fronts are starting to form in the north part of the country. I would say we are just weeks away from some of the best fishing of the year. As of late I...

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21st Century Wilderness Man Greg Johnson Palmdale, Florida

Aug 31, 16 21st Century Wilderness Man Greg Johnson Palmdale, Florida

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By: Nancy Dale Born in Arcadia, Florida, Jan 20, 1977, 38 year old Greg Johnson has created a life in the wilds of  Palmdale, living in small three room wooden solar powered house, living “off the grid” with a “pitcher pump” for water and an outside latrine. Greg Johnson has been a man of Nature all his life and is now...

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MEET THE PIONEER “COW HUNTERS” Talk by author – palmdale store, sat. aug. 6 – 2 p.m Dr. nancy dale

Aug 03, 16 MEET THE PIONEER “COW HUNTERS” Talk by author – palmdale store, sat. aug. 6  – 2 p.m Dr. nancy dale

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Talk by author – palmdale store, sat. aug. 6  – 2 p.m Dr. Nancy Dale Meet some of the true palmdale and florida pioneer “cow hunters.”  Who are they and what was it like in the wild florida days?  Talk to those who were part of “old florida” and the 200 year cultural heritage.  

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UF/IFAS researchers to present findings on critical ecosystem habitats at international conference

Aug 03, 16 UF/IFAS researchers to present findings on critical ecosystem habitats at international conference

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By: Brad Buck, 352-294-3303, bradbuck@ufl.edu ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — Two University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers will be among those presenting new data at a conference addressing mangrove ecosystems, which are critical for many things, including seafood habitat and erosion prevention. Todd...

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Gregory Kramer Director Of Horticulture Bok Tower Gardens Lake Wales, Florida The Native Beauty Of Florida

Aug 02, 16 Gregory Kramer Director Of Horticulture Bok Tower Gardens Lake Wales, Florida The Native Beauty Of Florida

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By: Nancy Dale “Make you the world a bit better and more beautiful because you have lived in it,” are the immortal words of Dutch immigrant, Edward W. Bok inspired  by the raw beauty of Florida’s Iron Mountain 295 feet above sea level that arose in the Pleistocene Era of fluctuating sea levels. Escaping to Florida from the...

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The Birth Of Symbiotic Organic Agriculture Waymore Farms Clewiston, Florida

Jul 06, 16 The Birth Of Symbiotic Organic Agriculture Waymore Farms Clewiston, Florida

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By: Nancy Dale Quietly tucked away in bountiful scrub country, 11 miles east of LaBelle, the “call of the wild” is rejuvenated at the Waymore Farms in Clewiston. “We want to leave a positive imprint on everything we touch,” says Bryan Beer, 35, owner of the unique Waymore Farms in Clewiston.  The turkeys, chickens, beef,...

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