AgAmericaEats Recipes: Lime Recipes for Your Summer Table

Try these lime recipes to grace your summer table.

Limes are in high demand, and they’re a favorite ingredient for a variety of dishes, drinks, and garnishes. Lime recipes are also a good choice for your summer table. Lime is a perfect ingredient to add to healthy recipes due to its bold, intense flavor. Find an entrée with limes, one of the most refreshing lime drink recipes you could make, and a dessert recipe featuring the green citrus fruit, below.Read More


Don Harden: A Look at the History of Citrus and Florida Limes

Florida limes are making a comeback in The Sunshine State.

Florida is well-known for its citrus production, and it used to be well-known for its lime fruit production, too. In my latest column in Central Florida Ag News, I explored the story of Florida limes, including how Florida citrus growers are giving Florida limes another shot. Limes were once so plentiful in South Florida that one of the varieties grown here was known as a Key lime because it was grown around the Florida Keys. Find out below what happened to Florida limes, and why the tart, green citrus fruit is again looking like a good crop for Florida citrus growers.Read More


Summer Farm Safety: Preventing Heat Stroke on the Farm

Summer farm safety is an important topic.

In addition to farm safety tips concerning tractors, chemicals, and livestock, make sure you look into heat stress prevention tips for farmers as well. Summer is typically one of a farmer’s busiest times, and there is little time or ability to slow down or take a break during the heat of the day. Heat illness in agriculture is a common occurrence, but it can be prevented by following heat safety tips and keeping summer farm safety top of mind.Read More


A Look at Leading Florida Alternative Crops: Pomegranates

Discover a leader in Florida alternative crops: pomegranates.

Florida has a long growing season, and a lot of different crops grow well in The Sunshine State’s tropical and subtropical climate. Growers and producers are always on the lookout for Florida alternative crops, and pomegranates may just be the next big thing. Explore the potential of this leader in specialty crops, below.Read More


Solar and Wind Farms: Ag’s Investment in Renewable Energy

Solar and wind farms create environmental and financial benefits for America’s farmers.

This month we examined solar and wind farms, and how, as the planet’s original environmentalists, farmers are often on the cutting edge of management best practices that help their businesses and the earth. In recent years, the push for clean and renewable energy has become stronger, and some farmers have responded with solar and wind farms that help power their operations by harnessing the earth’s renewable resources. This has offered additional benefits. In doing so, they’ve found not only a more efficient way to produce power while helping the environment, but also another added benefit – a steady source of income. Explore the ins and outs of solar and wind farms for your ag operation, below.Read More


Brian Philpot Instructs and Learns as Guest Lecturer at Texas A&M

AgAmerica Lending President Brian Philpot is set to guest lecture at Texas A&M this March 9th.

Agriculture education has never been more important with the world’s population growing and the average age of America’s principal farm operators moving closer towards retirement. Sharing knowledge of agriculture and related financial topics has long been a focus of Texas A&M’s John Penson, the Agricultural Economics professor who invited AgAmerica Lending President Brian Philpot to share his knowledge as a Texas A&M guest lecturer on March 9th.

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FBGA Fall Meeting Postponed, Ag Industry Prepares for Hurricane Matthew

In light of Hurricane Matthew’s forecasted landfall in Central Florida Friday morning, the FBGA Fall Meeting has been postponed; those in the ag industry are encouraged to prepare.

If you’re in the blueberry industry in Florida, then you were likely heading to The Florida Blueberry Grower’s Association (FBGA) Fall Meeting this Thursday, October 6. Mother Nature, however, had other plans. Due to the activity of Hurricane Matthew, the FBGA’s Fall Meeting has been postponed to a TBA date in November.  Now is a good time to ensure that your ag operation is hurricane ready in advance of Hurricane Matthew.Read More


‘Produce Perspective’ at the FFVA Annual Convention

The last days of September will bring the FFVA Annual Convention to Naples, Florida.

The end of September will see the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association (FFVA) host its 73rd FFVA Annual Convention in Naples, Florida. Running from Wednesday, September 28th to Friday, September 30th, the event will offer a variety of meetings, industry presentations, and networking activities for those growing fruit or vegetables in The Sunshine State. Take a look at all the convention has to offer below.Read More


AgAmerica Lending at Florida’s Premier Landscape Show

The FNGLA Landscape Show offered a variety of events and opportunities for those in Florida’s nursery and landscaping industry.

The Southeast’s leading landscape show, horticulture conference, and trade event—the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association’s annual event, the FNGLA Landscape Show—was held this September 14-17 in Orlando, Florida. The event catered to a top Florida ag commodity: the nursery and landscape industry. It offered something for all sectors of the industry, including turf and sod growers.Read More


Florida Agritourism Gets a Boost From a New AgriTourism Association

Florida agritourism and the growers behind it have a new ally in their ag diversification efforts: the Florida AgriTourism Association.  

Two of Florida’s leading industries are tourism and agriculture, so it only makes sense that Florida agritourism is growing quickly throughout the state. Florida recently established the Florida AgriTourism Association to support the growing agritourism market in Florida. Find out what it means for operators in The Sunshine State below.Read More


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