This phrase has become very popular in Polk County as a local Warner University Ag student, Abby Crawford, coined the saying for her very own radio and magazine segment.
The sparked started when Abby attended her first Florida FFA State Convention as a member of the Haines City FFA chapter. Her Ag teacher, Mr. Paul Reed, fueled her spark by encouraging her to communicate her passion through media.
It started a couple years ago while Abby was a junior in high school with her spotlight on 97.5 WPCV country radio station based in Lakeland. Abby is still featured the first Friday of each month as she calls in to record her two-minute segment air around 6:00 am.
As her name and excitement continued to grow, Abby started writing magazine articles to cover local FFA events. This was a way for Abby to encourage others to get involved in their community and support the Polk Ag students. Each month she would e-mail all the county Ag teachers asking for highlights or upcoming events.
Now big things are coming from this Agriculture Studies sophomore at Warner University. She continues to share her monthly segments on the radio while also writing articles for the Central Florida Ag News magazine. Abby makes sure to give a “shout-out” to the farmers and ranchers that drive this industry by researching the commodity that is in season and encouraging others to support them.
Abby says “I have been truly blessed by so many people in our industry that support me and give me endless opportunities.”
This month’s article in Central Florida Ag News, Abby covered a story on incoming Warner transfer student and Polk County Cattlemen’s Sweetheart Moriah McCullers. Check out the story below on the Ag news website:
We wish Abby the best of luck as she continues to spread the good news of agriculture around the county!