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2018 Highlands County Agricultural Tours

Highlands County Agricultural Tour Tickets are now ON SALE! Tickets for our Southern Highlands County Tour taking place on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 are available! Dates/Times: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - Northern Highlands County Agricultural Tour - 7:45am - 4:00pm Planned stops: Crews Ranch Avon Park Correctional Institute Horticulture Program


Are Your Plants Protected from the Cold ?

Does my ficus need a jacket?           Florida usually has several days that your more tropical plants might be in danger. When frost is predicted you will want to protect your more sensitive plants. Identifying the plants in your yard that are sensitive is the first step and can be challenging. Trial and error is usually how people discover this but if you don't want to find out through the school of hard knocks you might


Beekeeping hasn’t lost its attraction

To Bee or not to Bee       Everyone is worried about the bees. Since colony collapse started being recognized as in issue in the 2007, the word is out that bees may be in trouble. Yet, and maybe because of, there are more beekeepers than ever.  Florida has over 4,000 colonies or hives and that has steadily increased over the last few years. 3 out of 4 of those beekeepers are considered backyard beekeepers with less than 10 colonies. The news