New youth website from USDA

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) celebrated National Ag Day, which highlights agriculture’s crucial role in everyday life, and honors the farmers, foresters, scientists, producers and many others who contribute to America’s harvest. As part of the effort, the USDA launched a new Youth and Agriculture website,, to connect young people and youth-serving organizations with … [Read more...]

Local 4-H members receive recognition

Two local members of Pasco County’s 4-H were honored by the Pasco County Commission last month for their achievements in the 4-H organization. Commissioners passed a resolution on Oct. 9 recognizing Montana Rose Smith and Kata Muellerleile for their statewide leadership positions in 4-H. The resolution notes that nine young adults in Pasco County have been elected to statewide leadership … [Read more...]

Diggin’ in the dirt at the library

Judy Curran enjoys seeing people having fun outdoors. So, when the chance came her way to get library patrons — young and old, digging in the dirt — she seized the opportunity to put her passion for gardening into motion. "I get so much peace and joy from it," said Curran, the youth services provider at the New River Branch Library in Zephyrhills. "It's my hobby, and I want to share that,” … [Read more...]

It’s a family affair at Wilson’s Tractor & Supply

Bruce and Jennifer Wilson, owners of Wilson’s Tractor and Supply Co., have an admirable goal – to one day turn their family business over to their two sons, Bruce Jr. and Aaron. The couple wants their sons to know the value of hard work and to appreciate the rewards of customer satisfaction. They look forward to their boys carrying on the stellar reputation of the Wilson name, and to one … [Read more...]