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Hurricane Ian’s estimated impact on Florida agriculture industry tops $1 billion

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services released the preliminary damage assessment for agriculture, following Hurricane Ian. According to Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried, the loss is estimated between $1,180,714,303 and $1,888,305,886.  Those losses don’t just include damage to crops, but also losses to agriculture production and infrastructure. According …

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Apprenticeships offer alternative to college education

Apprenticeship is an ancient practice that extends to a vast array of industries. Artists, technical workers and tradespeople all learn through immersive practice under the watchful eye of mentors in their chosen fields. No matter the profession, an organic, personalized approach to teaching is intertwined with trust as apprentices grow into full-fledged professionals.  For Jack Manfredi, an artist, the choice between college and apprenticeship was easy. 

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