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For Immediate Release:
February 12, 2014
Media Contact:
Teresa Olczyk
twol@ufl.edu
305-248-3311

Save the Date: 51st Annual Agricultural Tour scheduled for February 25, 2014 and discover South Dade's unique hidden treasures


(MIAMI, February 12, 2014) – If you would like to discover the hidden treasures of South Dade then, do not miss this opportunity to join the 51st Annual Agricultural Farm Tour scheduled for Tuesday, February 25, 2014. The Tour commences in the heart of Homestead at the John D. Campbell Agricultural Center (County Extension Office) located at 18710 SW 288 Street, Homestead, Fl.   

The annual 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, an ornamental greenhouse nursery, a U-Pick Vegetable Farm and Fruit Stand where participants are able to pick harvested produce or purchase strawberries, tomatoes and other produce. The tour ends with a delicious luncheon honoring two distinguished farming families the Alcides Acosta and the Blaylocks that will be held at the Redland Golf and Country Club. 

The 2014 Ag Tour hosted by Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension Service, Miami-Dade County’s Agricultural Manager, the Dade County AGRI-Council, Dade County Farm Bureau and Florida Nursery, Growers & Landscape Association.

Interested participants should contact Lize Luna at 305-248-3311 ext. 242 or Patty Viera ext. 225 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.  Pre-Registration and payments may be done online by clicking here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2014-ag-tour-luncheon-tickets-10295081867

For further information you may visit the University of Florida/Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension website and check their Calendar of Events or Nursery page at: http://miami-dade.ifas.ufl.edu/. Or, contact the County’s Extension Office at 305 248-3311 for additional information.