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NMHS Colts learn equine business

Posted by Tandra Downs on

Students at the school in north Marion County are raising a thoroughbred colt that will be placed for sale in January. Along the way, they are learning about the equine industry as a business and possible career option.

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Jorge Navarro - Congrats on a multiple stakes winning weekend!

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Sparr Building and Farm Supply marks 70th anniversary

Posted by Paul Howard on

Sparr Building and Farm Supply marks 70th anniversary

"Look in the rear view mirror and you will see the road is littered with people who did not adapt to change," said Sam Howard, president of Sparr Building and Farm Supply, of staying in business for 70 years." By Susan Smiley-Height - Ocala.com VIEW ARTICLE & VIDEO It's not easy staying in business for seven decades. Especially when you are a purveyor of farm and building supplies and new businesses such as Home Depot, Lowe's, Tractor Supply and Rural King keep popping up. And when the economy tanks — more than once — in those 70 years. Sparr Building and...

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Merry Christmas from the MCFB Board and Insurance Staff at the Red Barn!

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Merry Christmas from the MCFB Board and Insurance Staff at the Red Barn!

Our very own Sam Howard and the Marion County Farm Bureau Board Members, in Ocala, Florida! The Farm Bureau continues to set a good example for agriculture on the local and state levels. We are proud to be a part of this great organization!

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SPARR BUILDING AND FARM SUPPLY NAMED EQUINE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Posted by Jay Heath on

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (North Central Florida)—Adding to their series of accolades, Sparr Building and Farm Supply was named Equine Business of the Year at the Third Annual Stars Over Ocala awards dinner presented by Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce. “I was proud to receive [the award], but it was our staff who truly earned it,” said Vice President of Sparr Building and Farm Supply, Paul Howard. Family owned and operated since 1947, Sparr Building and Farm Supply offers a variety of products from fencing supplies and hardware to paint and animal feed. Originally opened as a local grocery store, Sparr...

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