Today was Agriculture Day. Our leadership team had an amazing day full of experiences and overall education. I thought that the only large industry in Highlands County was citrus, but was surprised to discover many other large, local businesses that were Ag related.
The first place we visited was Happiness Farms. We learned that Happiness Farms was a family business that began with two people, and now is a huge manufacturing building with crazy machines and many employee
The Agriculture Day was a great day in terms of experience and overall education. I thought that the only large industry in Highlands County was citrus and some cattle, and was extremely surprised to discover all the massive local businesses in our area that impact all of us. First of all, the (first location) was a great experience, because having 90% of any industry in one county is amazing. Also, the fact that one family had built up Happiness Farms from two people to a hi
For Agriculture Day, we were allowed the opportunity to visit Happiness Farms, Delray Plants and the Smoak Ranch. It was an eventful day filled with nature and fun. Even though it rained a little, we still had a great day learning all about local businesses. We started off the day at Happiness Farms where we learned how caladiums are grown and shipped around the world. Next, we headed to Delray Plants and learned about how they also grow and ship plants within the United Stat
In the fifth meeting of Youth Leadership Highlands, we ventured out to the far reaches of Highlands County for agriculture day. Our first stop was Happiness Farms, a caladium business, based in the caladium capital of the world—Lake Placid. We learned that location is a key factor in any occupation, as the city’s year-long heat and humidity provide ideal conditions for caladiums, allowing them to thrive and flourish. Yet caladium enjoyment is not limited to Florida, thanks to