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This Council initiates and assists with efforts to create a business atmosphere that is conductive to the continuation and expansion of agricultural businesses within Hillsborough County for the benefit of all its residents. The Council serves the BOCC to review and evaluate county agricultural...
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Former U.S. Army Sgt. Ryan McGrath didn't have a career lined up after a five-year hitch that included a deployment to Iraq. In the military, he specialized in cybersecurity. But the field didn't excite him. He tried property management, and the car rental business. Still undecided, he went to...
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Dec. 28, 2018) - Hillsborough County Extension Service, in partnership with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, offers a wide variety of interesting educational classes, seminars, and workshops on such topics as parenting, youth...
'Tis the season for caring… and sharing with others in need. Requests from charitable organizations for donations abound during the holidays and appeal to our good nature to want to help. Before you give, consider this advice from Hillsborough County Consumer & Veterans Services: ...
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2018) - Hillsborough County Extension Service, in partnership with the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, offers a wide variety of interesting educational classes, seminars, and workshops on such topics as parenting, youth...
Military Agriculture Tour January 18, 2019
Hillsborough County will host a free bus tour of local agriculture businesses to provide military veterans, reservists, transitioning active-duty personnel, and their spouses an opportunity to explore career options in the agriculture industry. Today's agriculture industries increasingly focus on...
Harvest: Strawberries When are fresh Hillsborough County strawberries available at local groceries and farm stands? The harvest begins in November and continues through late March or early April. What type of strawberries are grown commercially here? Varieties including Radiance, Sensation,...
The Agriculture Economic Development Council meeting is made up of representatives of each of the major commodity groups to discuss issues and topics that could affect agriculture in Hillsborough County.  
Hillsborough County farmers grow more than 60 crops. In this monthly feature we discuss a seasonal crop, grown locally and available fresh in area groceries. March's harvest: Zucchini Credit: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service Fun fact: A favorite way to enjoy zucchini is to...
  How do ranchers raise cattle in Hillsborough County? Female cows are bred to produce calves, which then are grass-fed until reaching about 500 pounds. The young cattle are shipped to feedlots in Midwestern states, and fed grain until reaching market weight. What types of beef cattle are...
Hillsborough County, Fla. (Aug. 31, 2018) – Hillsborough County Extension Service, in partnership with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, offers a wide variety of interesting educational classes, seminars, and workshops on such topics as parenting,...