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Marion County inmates learn special agricultural skills at UF’s Plant Science Center

On Tuesday hundreds gathered for a dedication ceremony for the University of Florida’s Frank Stronach Plant Science Center near Citra.  The facility is home to the Institute of Food and Agricultural Science’s research operations for everything from fruit and vegetables to crop management, entomology and nematology.  But as Florida’s 89.1, …

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Frank Stronach facility dedication also draws protesters over Adena Ranch water permit requests

The Frank Stronach Plant Science Center is the home of the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Science’s agronomic, fruit and vegetable research efforts.  Today marked the dedication of the conference center to Stronach himself.  The celebration wasn’t without controversy.  Protesters turned out from a variety of locations …

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Ocala rally to honor memory of Sanford teen

A candlelight vigil in memory of Trayvon Martin will be held on Sunday in Ocala. Interfaith Alliance of Marion County President Delphine Herbert says she hopes to see people of all backgrounds come together to remember the teen who was fatally shot in Sanford. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Herbert5.mp3] The event will take place …

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Occupy Gainesville to join with Occupy UF Wednesday on the Plaza of the Americas

The occupy Gainesville movement is joining hands with Occupy UF for a series of events on Wednesday (today).  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy McLarty reports, organizers of these Occupy movements want people to exercise their first amendement rights. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/OccupyUFWrapFINAL.mp3] (News sources:  Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project Professor and Director, Clay Calvert and Occupy Gainesville Media Group …

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New school year, new teachers get ready

As summer comes to an end, teachers are preparing for the first day of classes. Marion County teacher Chris Carlisle  starts his first day of teaching at West Port High School on Monday. Carlisle  was a lawyer for several years before becoming a teacher at a community college. Carlisle says …

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