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For Immediate Release:
February 04, 2013
Media Contact:
Teresa Olczyk
twol@ufl.edu
305-248-3311

Alejandra Castro Nuñez

305-375-4942

Save the Date: 50th Annual Agricultural Tour scheduled for February 19

Discover the hidden treasures of South-Dade


(MIAMI, February 4, 2013) – Would you like to discover the hidden treasures of South Dade?  Then, you can’t miss the 50th Annual Agricultural Farm Tour scheduled for Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at the John D. Campbell Agricultural Center, 18710 SW 288th Street in Homestead, FL. Each year, the tour stops at different farming operations to showcase the diversity and uniqueness of farming in the subtropical climate of South Florida. This year participants will visit a vegetable farm and packing house, a tropical fruit grove, an ornamental greenhouse nursery, and a fish farm. The tour will include a delicious luncheon at the Redland Golf and Country Club in honor of the Pioneer Farming Rutzke Family.

The 2013 Ag Tour is being hosted by the Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension Service, Miami-Dade County’s Agricultural Manager, the Dade County AGRI-Council, Dade County Farm Bureau, Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association and Miami-Dade School District Division of Career and Technical Education.

Those interested in participating should contact Lize Luna at 305-248-3311 ext. 242 to pre-register for the Tour. The cost for the Tour & Luncheon is $50.00. If you are interested in participating in the luncheon only, the cost is $30.00. Registration and payments may also be done online by clicking here.

For more information, please visit the University of Florida/Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension website at http://miami-dade.ifas.ufl.edu/.