Census shows state’s agriculture industries shrinking

The United States Census of Agriculture, which is conducted every five years, shows the amount of land in agricultural use is shrinking while urban development use is growing. The most recent census, conducted in 2017, was released in April. Nationwide, land in agriculture declined by 14.3 million acres in the five-year period between 2012 and […]

Young trainer competes in Extreme Mustang Makeover

OKEECHOBEE — Tatum Bickel, 13, of Okeechobee signed up last December to participate in the 2019 Ocala Extreme Mustang Makeover. She picked up a yearling filly that was assigned to her in Ocala on Jan. 27, 2019. Tatum was one of 18 young trainers from Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and Kentucky approved for the […]

Cowtown Rodeo 2017

  These photos were taken Saturday, March 11, at the Okeechobee Cattlemen’s arena of the 2017 Cowtown rodeo.

Ride for the Fight Rodeo 2016

These photo were taken at the Ride for the Fight Rodeo on Jan. 2 and 3 at the Okeechobee Cattleman’s Arena.

Labor Day Parade

Photos from the Labor Day parade on Sept. 7th in Okeechobee Fla.

Labor Day Ranch Rodeo

Ranch Rodeo Photos from Sept. 5th

Labor Day Festival in the Park

Photos of the Labor Day Festival in downtown Flager Park in Okeechobee, Fla.

Okeechobee 4-H horse group wins ribbons at 13-state regional

OKEECHOBEE — The temperature in Perry, Ga., was close to 102 degrees when three Florida-plated vehicles, one towing a horse trailer, pulled into the Georgia National Fairgrounds Wednesday, July 28. The following morning would usher in the first day of the 4-H Southern Regional Horse Championships, hosted by Florida 4-H and the University of Florida, and […]

Horses from abuse case sold at auction in Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — Olivia Campbell was one very happy 9-year-old on Tuesday, when she took home her beloved “Dixie Belle” from the auction at the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center.

The 13-year-old bay mare, with a “DB” brand was one of five horses sold at public auction. The horses had been confiscated in an animal abuse case.