Michael Burton spends the academic year teaching and conducting research in agronomy at Missouri State University. In the summer, he runs the family farm just outside Springfield, Missouri. You could say he practices what he preaches.
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A successful grove has a lot to do with the right kind of planning, maintenance and production. It seems insignificant at first glance, but one practice that can help set you up for success is mulching.
Mulch in a tropical fruit grove is ... READ MORE
Where can I buy locally grown food?
Seminole County has a rich history in agriculture. There is a huge diversity of types of farms locally. Both big and small, Seminole County is home to over 400 farms that grow vegetables, cattle, strawberries, ... READ MORE
What is Farm Tour?
Every year, Seminole County hosts a big event called Farm Tour. This is usually a fun-filled day where people get the chance to learn about agriculture by visiting local farms in the area! Why do we want to learn about agriculture? ... READ MORE
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 1
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 1: Big Daddy’s Farm
In growing plants, farmers face many challenges on the farm. Plants need a certain amount of water and nutrients to grow and every plant species is ... READ MORE
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 5
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 5: South Seminole Farm and Nursery
Florida's nursery industry ranks second in the U.S. next to California. There are over 7,000 registered nurseries in the state providing more ... READ MORE
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 2
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 2: Ed Yarborough Ranch, Inc.
Livestock is an important component of Florida agriculture. About 15.6% of all the land in Florida is improved pasture, rangeland and woodland used ... READ MORE
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 3
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 3: Pappy’s Patch
What is agritourism?
As many of us know, tourism is Florida's number one industry! Agriculture is our number 2 industry in the state. Agritourism may sound like ... READ MORE
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 4
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 4: White’s Red Hill Groves
What is Florida's history with citrus?
You may not know this, but citrus is not native to Florida. Someone brought it here from Asia. Citrus was first ... READ MORE
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Video: Day 6
2021 Virtual Farm Tour Day 6: Dennis the Bee Guy
What is pollination?
Pollination starts with the flower. There are female flowers, male flowers or flowers that have both female and male parts. Male flowers ... READ MORE