Author Archives: Erin Rauch

‘800-pound man in a speedo,’ sharks, and more make inspection work unique for Florida’s agricultural law officers

By on December 4th, 2012 | Last updated: December 4, 2012 at 4:34 pm

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.

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Agriculture experience influences Florida Senate candidate Wilton Simpson

By on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: November 6, 2012 at 7:39 am

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.

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Gator CSA program returns for third year

By on October 18th, 2012 | Last updated: October 18, 2012 at 9:43 am

For the third year in a row, once a week, two locations on the University of Florida campus will transform into local food markets.

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National School Lunch Week celebrated in Alachua County

By on October 17th, 2012 | Last updated: October 26, 2012 at 5:18 pm

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.

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Fall and winter season seeds available through local seed library

By on September 14th, 2012 | Last updated: September 19, 2012 at 11:35 am

Gardeners preparing for the fall and winter growing season can purchase seeds from a local source — the Grow Gainesville seed library — this Saturday.

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Gainesville Job Fair to feature more than 35 employers

By on September 10th, 2012 | Last updated: October 8, 2012 at 10:52 am

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.

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