Discover key sustainable farming and agricultural practices that may result in benefits to both the environment and your bottom line.
‘Sustainability’ has become a buzzword in the agriculture industry, and for good reason.
In short, the goal of sustainable agriculture is to meet society’s current food and textile needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Practitioners of sustainable agriculture typically seek to integrate three main objectives into their work: a healthy environment, economic profitability, and social and economic equity.
Florida offers more beyond Disney and sunny beaches: every year, thoroughbred horses head to the Kentucky Derby from Ocala, the Florida horse farming capital.
When you think of thoroughbred horse heaven, you likely think somewhere near the Kentucky Derby, but America’s Thoroughbred Capital is much farther south than you think, according to an AgAmerica article on Florida horse farms. Read a synopsis of the horse farming that goes on in Ocala, Florida, thoroughbred horse heaven, below.Read More
AgAmerica examines sweet corn varieties, a favorite summer treat, in anticipation of The Sweet Corn Fiesta at the end of April.
Last November, we wrote about the different types of corn grown in the Southeast, one of the largest crops in the U.S. In anticipation of The Sweet Corn Fiesta April 30th in West Palm Beach, FL, we’re exploring the different sweet corn varieties that are likely to accentuate your family dinner table and complement your backyard barbecues this summer and beyond.Read More
AgAmerica celebrates the wonder of trees this Arbor Day by once again supporting an important Arbor Day Foundation undertaking: the reforestation of native habitats.
National Arbor Day is April 28th, and it’s a day to celebrate the importance of trees. Arbor Day is implemented by the Arbor Day Foundation, and it has been celebrated since the late 1800s. See how AgAmerica marks the day by supporting the efforts of the Arbor Day Foundation, and how you can help too.Read More
Take a look at the role of agriculture in conservation this Earth Day, and see how a conservation easement loan fits in.
Earth Day—April 22nd—started as a national day to focus on the environment, and for those in agriculture, every day has been a good day to focus on land conservation. Farmers and ranchers have long acted as stewards of the land, protecting the natural resources that sustain their agricultural ends. This Earth Day is a good one for all “agvocates” to let others know what steps their ag operations undertake on a daily basis and spread the word on sustainable agriculture practices. Learn about a few of the environmental “best practices” those in the agriculture industry follow, and consider a conservation easement loan.Read More
One Florida tomato grower was awarded the coveted 4R Advocate Award for sustainable tomato farming.
We’re proud to toot the Florida ag industry’s horn with the announcement that tomato grower Gary Reeder, and his colleagues at the tomato operation West Coast Tomato, were awarded the 4R Advocate Award by The Fertilizer Institute. As only the second Florida recipient of the award in its history, Reeder was recognized for his sustainable tomato farming practices concerning fertilizer use. Find out what the 4R Advocate Award is all about, and what about Reeder’s sustainable tomato production earned him the prestigious award.Read More