• New disease threatens Florida citrus

    Citrus Black Spot threatens Florida citrus

    by Susan Kelly

    Sumter County Extension Office

    This week the United States Department of Agriculture announced the discovery of Citrus Black Spot, the latest major disease to become a destructive pest to the citrus crop of Florida.

    Major diseases currently present are tristeza, blight, greasy spot, Alternaria brown spot, Phytophthora- induced diseases, melanose, scab, postbloom fruit drop, citrus canker and Huanglongbing (citrus greening).

  • Saturday Morning Market

    Wildwood Grower's Market open Saturday

    The weekly grower's market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 100 N. Main Street in Wildwood each Saturday.

    Local residents offer fruits and vegetables fresh off the farm.

  • Classes for women interested in agriculture

    Annie's Project is a six-week course for women involved in agriculture. The Florida pilot of this program includes Sumter and Lake counties. The program originated in honor of Annie Fleck, a woman who lived in a small town in Illinois. She spent her lifetime learning how to become a better business partner with her husband.

  • AGRitunity slated for January

  • Farmer's Market Saturday Offerings





    Saturday Feb. 20 radio station 640 will broadcast live from the Wildwood Farmer's Market.

    A bio-fuel seminar is also slated for farmers.

    Rabbits, ducklings, chickens and other livestock will also be available through a one of the market vendors.

    Fresh produce, baked goods, landscaping plants and locally made arts and crafts are available at the market.

    This week's line-up includes five produce vendors.

  • Grower's Market sets Saturday agenda




    Vocalist Ed Curtis will perform at the Wildwood Grower's Market  on Saturday, Jan. 16th, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

    The Doo Wop group from The Villages will perform from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m..

    Clown Ally Clowns from The Villages will be on hand to paint faces and share some balloon magic.

    Vendors offer fresh organic and non-organic fruits and vegetables right from the farm at great prices.

  • Agritunity: How's it growing?

    In front of the fair auditorium, defiant hundred-year-old farm machines sporting long defunct technology powered by antique hit-and-miss motors that popped and puffed blue smoke were on display alongside sleek and powerful modern tractors hitched to fully-automated harvester machines.

  • State to honor 'Woman of the Year in Agriculture'


    Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles H. Bronson announced that nominations are being accepted for the 2009 “Woman of the Year in Agriculture” award. The award, now in its 25th year, recognizes women who have made outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture.

  • Women’s outdoor workshop comes to Tallahassee


  • Wildwood Grower's Market set to open

      The City of Wildwood in conjunction with the University of Florida announces October 24th, as the opening date of the Wildwood Growers’ Market which will take place every Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.