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A little bit of the Everglades in Australia

The Everglades is a harsh and unforgiving environment where survival depends on a hardy will to thrive. The unconquered Seminoles not only survived the removal campaign of the U.S. government but thrived in the Everglades environment of south Florida. The fluctuation and severity of wet and dry seasons along with

Grant writing sessions at NLC benefit tribes near and far

HOLLYWOOD — Attendees from tribes across the country showed up en masse at the Seminole Tribe’s Native Learning Center for two days in late August to learn about grant writing. Led by Vince Franco, compliance and resource development director for the NLC, the group of about 50 learned not only about

Argentinian ranchers attend cattle sale

BRIGHTON — A delegation of 34 Argentinian ranchers attended the Cattle Country Sale on Aug. 30 in Brighton. The group was escorted by University of Florida – Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences associate professor Dr. Nicolas Dilorenzo, who took them on a whirlwind seven-day tour of some of the

4-H’ers take on wild mustangs

BRIGHTON — The image of wild mustangs roaming free on the open plains out west is a romantic notion cemented in the American psyche by western movies, television shows and books. But over the years, the number of these horses has exceeded the land’s capacity. Thanks to the Bureau of Land

Hard Rock welcomes Japanese college students

HOLLYWOOD — The massive operation has dozens of departments and hundreds of employees performing all manner of duties every day. Needless to say the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood is a bustling place with many moving parts. A group of six Japanese college students got a first-hand look

So far, so good in battle against mycotoxins

As one of Florida’s top cow/calf operations, the Seminole cattle program relies on consistently high pregnancy and birth rates to thrive. So when those rates fell in 2014, Natural Resource Director Alex Johns decided to investigate. 2014 was a mild winter but the cows were in worse body condition than the

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