Happy Farmer’s Fourth!

Americans have celebrated the Fourth of July as the day the 13 original colonies separated from England and declared their independence in 1776.  But did you know that farmers celebrate the Fourth of July for an entirely different reason? In America’s early days the west was still new territory and largely used as vast agricultural land. The creation of … More Happy Farmer’s Fourth!

National Invasive Species Awareness Week

National Invasive Species Awareness Week is organized to bring attention to the impacts, prevention and management of invasive species – and all those who are working toward healthy, biodiverse ecosystems. Florida knows all too well about the impact of invasive species and how they can damage our fragile environment. Below are just a handful of … More National Invasive Species Awareness Week

Insects and More at the Florida State Fair

While thousands of people roam about the Florida State Fair in search of a new fried food or even their next favorite ride, many are learning new information about their state. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Plant Industry (DPI) is center stage in the Agricultural Hall of Fame at the … More Insects and More at the Florida State Fair


The poinsettia is the most popular holiday plant this time of year. They come in an array of different colors from pink, blue, purple, white, orange, even multi-colored but are traditionally red. You’ve seen these beautiful plants in every supermarket from November to December but they mysteriously disappear after New Year’s Day. Many people toss … More Ponsettias