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Sunrise to Sundown, Beekeeper and Forester Never Stops

Willie Earl Paramore manages a forest, hiking and four-wheeling though 540 acres, where he sets the prescribed burns himself. He also keeps bees, building his own bee boxes and moving them around to get the best nectar.

Jones Sheep Farm

Even on a small scale, farming takes balance. Especially with a garden and sheep. Learn how Johnnie Jones manages his 20-acre operation in Havana, Fla.

Old School to New: family farm evolves

Things have changed a lot in 150 years since the Davis family started farming in Jackson County, Florida. Instead of walking behind mule-pulled plows, they ride in air conditioned, self-driving, GPS-guided 295-horsepower tractors.

Attracting Pollinators

Mary Shea planted 1.6 acres of perennial wildflowers as wildlife habitat along the perimeters of her forest.

Wendt Farm & Nursery

Outside of Pace, Fla., the Wendt family raises vegetables, specialty crops and manages a high-tech operation starting transplants for wholesale. For them, modern technology and old fashioned hard work is a recipe for success.


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