October 25, 2014

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| 11/4/2013

› Florida cattle ranchers seek locally grown label
Under the "Fresh From Florida" marketing campaign offered by the state's agriculture officials to stores and consumers, people are encouraged to buy things that are grown and raised in the Sunshine State. Alligator, tomatoes and, of course, oranges are on the list. One thing isn't highlighted: Florida beef.

› Big Floridian donors often send charity out of state
Of 41 philanthropic gifts by Floridians of $1 million or more this year, 19 were sent out of state — perpetuating Florida's challenge of winning the hearts and wallets of rich residents who live here but keep stronger ties elsewhere.

› Marine industry insiders discuss relevance, growth of boat show
With the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show underway, organizers and others involved in the marine extravaganza are looking beyond the horizon. Among their concerns: The event's relevance in the super-yacht sector and efforts to attract a younger and broader demographic of buyers as existing boat owners age.

› Simulation industry reaches out to high school students as workforce ages
Each year, only 5 percent of the nation's bachelor's degrees are in engineering. Projections show that among the nation's aerospace and defense workers — the same pool of engineers and scientists that power the simulation industry — more than half of all employees will be eligible for retirement by 2020.

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