Farmers encouraged to reach out to city residents

OKEECHOBEE — The growing disconnect between farmers and those who live in cities was addressed at the Farm-City Week luncheon on Nov. 21 at the Okeechobee KOA. Guest speaker Kevin Folta, a professor in the Horticultural Sciences Department at the University of Florida, said many people who live in cities don’t understand what agriculture is, […]

Farm-City Luncheon slideshow

OKEECHOBEE — Highlights from the Farm-City Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 21, held at the KOA convention center.

Wolff brothers honored at Farm-City luncheon

OKEECHOBEE — Nonagenarian brothers J.O. “Jo” Wolff and Jack Wolff were honored at the Nov. 21 Farm-City Week luncheon for their decades of contributions in local agriculture. At the Nov. 21 event, held at the Okeechobee KOA, Bonnie Wolf Pelaez, of the Florida Department of Agriculture Office of Agriculture Water Policy, introduced the brothers, co-winners […]

Nov. 20-27 is Farm-City Week in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Commission has proclaimed Nov. 20-27 as Farm-City Week in Okeechobee. Okeechobee County Commission Chairman Terry Burroughs presented the proclamation at the Nov. 7 commission meeting in the Historic Okeechobee County Courthouse. Mickey Bandi of Okeechobee Farm Bureau accepted the proclamation. “Rural and urban communities working together have built our nation’s […]