Author Archives: Erin Rauch
‘800-pound man in a speedo,’ sharks, and more make inspection work unique for Florida’s agricultural law officers
This isn’t an ordinary day job. The shifts are 12 hours. The office is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. And water cooler talk centers around encounters with swarms of honeybees, famous Clydesdales and Santa’s reindeer.
Unopposed Florida Senate District 18 candidate, Wilton Simpson, said agriculture will be a top priority during his two-year term. Simpson is the president of Pasco County Farm Bureau’s board of directors and has been a member of the Florida Farm Bureau since the late 1970s.
For the third year in a row, once a week, two locations on the University of Florida campus will transform into local food markets.
Eggplant is the star of school lunches throughout Florida this week. As part of National School Lunch Week, which kicked off across the nation on Monday, Alachua County is hosting events throughout the week.
Gardeners preparing for the fall and winter growing season can purchase seeds from a local source — the Grow Gainesville seed library — this Saturday.
Attendees can also participate in workshops for resume writing and looking for jobs online. The fair will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center on 14th Street.