Discover Louisiana North

Apr 04, 17 Discover Louisiana North

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Article and photos: WARREN RESEN, North American Travel Journalists Association The State of Louisiana goes by many names: The Bayou State, Pelican State, Sportsman’s Paradise, Sugar State, and Creole State among others. Rather than a case of multiple personalities, it is a testimonial to Louisiana’s diversity.Motorists rushing...

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The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Seeking Top School Gardens

Apr 04, 17 The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Seeking Top School Gardens

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Contact the Office of Communications: (850) 617-7737 Communications@FreshFromFlorida.com TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will recognize five school gardens this year with the third annual Florida Farm to School Golden Shovel Awards. The Florida Farm to School Golden Shovel Awards...

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UF/IFAS West Florida REC offers grits, cornmeal from grain produced on its farm

Mar 01, 17 UF/IFAS West Florida REC offers grits, cornmeal from grain produced on its farm

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By: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu JAY, Fla. — Do you know where your grits come from? Now, you can buy locally grown grits and cornmeal, and even visit the farm where the corn is grown. The University of Florida IFAS West Florida Research and Education Center near Jay, Florida, is selling grits and cornmeal...

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“Reflections of Nature” Exhibit in Palmetto

Mar 01, 17 “Reflections of Nature” Exhibit in Palmetto

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For More Information: Diane Ingram, 721-2034 Palmetto Historical Park and Manatee County Agricultural Museum are hosting an opening reception for their new exhibit, “Reflections of Nature: Our Privilege, Our Responsibility” on March 4th from 2pm – 4pm. This unique exhibit will feature artwork from Florida photographers and...

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AMAZING ST. AUGUSTINE FLORIDA

Mar 01, 17 AMAZING ST. AUGUSTINE FLORIDA

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WARREN RESEN – North American Travel Journalists Assn. This is a city that continues to amaze, entertain, and educate visitors even those who have previously visited. As a frequent visitor myself, I can attest to the fact that there is always something new happening in America’s oldest continuously occupied European city. Dori...

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THE ANCIENT ART OF BEEKEEPING “THE APIARIST” HAROLD P. CURTIS HONEY STORE LABELLE, FLORIDA

Mar 01, 17 THE ANCIENT ART OF BEEKEEPING  “THE APIARIST” HAROLD P. CURTIS HONEY STORE LABELLE, FLORIDA

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By: Nancy Dale Dating back to the Egyptians some 5,000 years ago, humans have been keeping bees.  In those early days, humans observed wild bees flying from flower-to-flower depositing a yellow substance (pollen) and soon noticed that the flower ripened into fruits or vegetables.  Not only did early humans witness...

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Get in touch with science, history at Seahorse Key open house

Mar 01, 17 Get in touch with science, history at Seahorse Key open house

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By: Samantha Grenrock, 352-294-3307, grenrosa@ufl.edu CEDAR KEY, Fla. — Visitors of all ages will get up close and personal with local history and wildlife at the next Seahorse Key open house, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m on Feb. 25. A pop-up aquarium of ‘touch tanks’ will let families interact with living marine animals and reptiles...

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A Day Trip Escape Into Old Florida

Feb 01, 17 A Day Trip Escape Into Old Florida

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By: Nancy Dale Only 30 minutes west of Hobe Sound, there is a place of serenity where time stands still, where the visitor can return to silence beneath ancient bald cypress trees in the heart of the Barley Barber swamp at Indiantown.  The Treasured Land Foundation, a non-profit organization in Martin County, in partnership with...

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SheepsHead A Good Target For February!!!

Feb 01, 17 SheepsHead A Good Target For February!!!

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Capt. Jason Prieto: 813-727-9890 • Owner: Steady Action Fishing Charters steadyactionfishingcharters.com • captjasonp@gmail.com As we enter the end of a typical winter here in west central Florida you can expect to see some of the coldest temperatures of the year. With that being said we are also seeing one of the mildest...

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Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up on St. George Island

Feb 01, 17 Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up on St. George Island

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Media contact: Amanda Nalley, Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic on St. George Island Feb. 4. The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at St. George Island State Park, 1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island. Advance...

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Sting Operation Leads to Charges Against Owner of Monroe County Moving Company

Feb 01, 17 Sting Operation Leads to Charges Against Owner of Monroe County Moving Company

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Contact the Office of Communications: (850) 617-7737 Communications@FreshFromFlorida.com TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, law enforcement officers with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services completed an undercover sting operation on JP’s Local Moving of Monroe County and charged one individual, John Gibson...

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Irula tribesmen and detector dogs help UF/IFAS and FWC remove pythons in Florida

Media contacts: FWC: Carli Segelson, 772-215-9459, Carli.Segelson@MyFWC.com UF: Beverly James beverlymjames@ufl.edu, 352-273-3566 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are working together on unique...

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GEORGIA’S GOLDEN ISLES

Jan 02, 17 GEORGIA’S GOLDEN ISLES

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WARREN RESEN –North American Travel Journalist Assn.                   Photos courtesy – Jekyll Island Hotel Club Most travelers on I-95 in southeastern Georgia probably zip by the Brunswick interchange (EXIT 36) barely pausing to give thought to the signs announcing Georgia’s Golden Isles. What’s so...

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New Process Quickly Analyzes Acrylamide in French Fries

By Sandra Avant Atechnique called “near-infrared spectroscopy” (NIRS) can rapidly estimate the amount of acrylamide in white-potato French fries, according to a study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their North Carolina State University collaborators. Acrylamide is a potentially toxic compound that forms...

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New Year Starts Off With Some Great Fishing!!!

Jan 02, 17 New Year Starts Off With Some Great Fishing!!!

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Article from JAson Prieto 2016 has come and gone and with that brought some great fishing and a very mild wet year. It brought us a ton of summer showers and kept us warm while everyone else across the United States got freezing weather and tons of snow. It’s reminding us why we live in Florida. It was a great year but as we enter...

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New barracuda size limits for south Florida effective Jan. 1

Jan 02, 17 New barracuda size limits for south Florida effective Jan. 1

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Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com Starting Jan. 1, new recreational and commercial size limits for barracuda will be effective in state and federal waters off Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties only. These changes were adopted at the Florida Fish and Wildlife...

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FWC awards $825,000 to local governments to reduce human-bear conflicts

Jan 02, 17 FWC awards $825,000 to local governments to reduce human-bear conflicts

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Media contact: Carli Segelson, 772-215-9459 Twelve counties to receive funding aimed to curb human-bear conflicts The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today announced which local governments will be awarded a share of the $825,000 in bear-conflict reduction funding. This funding aims to reduce the number of...

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UF/IFAS Extension Desoto County combines library and agriculture to draw youth to 4-H

Nov 30, 16 UF/IFAS Extension Desoto County combines library and agriculture to draw youth to 4-H

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By: Beverly James, 352-273-3566, beverlymjames@ufl.edu ARCADIA, Fla. — Families in Desoto County who visit their local library could walk away as gardeners and healthier eaters. That’s because the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Desoto County has implemented a program that creates a...

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Commissioner Putnam Highlights Services Available to Veterans and Military Members

Nov 30, 16 Commissioner Putnam Highlights Services Available to Veterans and Military Members

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Contact the Office of Communications: (850) 617-7737 • Communications@FreshFromFlorida.com TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Leading up to Veterans Day, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam is highlighting the services that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides to the state’s more than 1.6...

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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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