Category: Farm & Outdoors

Keep a lookout for manatees in motion this spring

Story Submitted In spring weather, it is a seasonal ritual for manatees to abandon their winter retreats and head north along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and inland waters. For boaters, it is a critical time to be on the lookout for manatees, to avoid colliding with these large, slow-moving aquatic mammals. From April 1…

2017 Florida Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Conference

Story Submitted From Thursday Mar. 2 to Saturday, Mar. 4, several ladies from Madison County traveled to the Renaissance World Golf Village in St. Augustine to join in on the 2017 Florida Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Conference. The agenda was very busy for their three days.  They made several stops, touring different farms, including Barnes…

Cracks can cause hazards in trees

Story Submitted Inspection from industry certified arborists can prevent severe property damage Tree failure is a major cause of property damage, especially after high-winds. If the wind is strong enough, even healthy trees can be uprooted or broken. But it might not take a storm or high winds to cause a cracked or rotted tree…

Farmer Spotlight: Dale Gibson

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. Riding down the access road to one of his pastures to move the herd into a fresh field, Mr. Dale Gibson noticed one of his calves had managed to slip away and was slowly trotting in the wrong direction. It didn’t take long for him to loop around, traverse the…