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For Immediate Release:
January 21, 2015
Media Contact:
Teresa Olczyk

52nd Annual Agricultural Farm Tour to take place February 5

(MIAMI, January 21, 2015) – Join the 52nd Annual Agricultural Farm Tour on Thursday, February 5, at 8 a.m. and help fund scholarships for students interested in agriculture.

The tour will begin in the heart of Homestead at the John D. Campbell Agricultural Center (Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension) at 18710 SW 288 Street, Homestead, FL, 33030.  

Every year the tour visits different farming operations to showcase the diversity and uniqueness of farming in South Florida’s subtropical climate. This year participants will visit a vegetable farm, an ornamental greenhouse nursery, an ornamental fish operation and a new lime grove.

During the tour there will be a special luncheon at the Redland Golf and Country Club honoring two distinguished farming pioneers: the Martens family and Norman Ray Barrow. 

Interested participants should call Lize Luna at 305-248-3311 ext. 242 or Patty Viera at ext. 225 to pre-register for the tour. The cost for the tour and luncheon is $50. The cost for the luncheon only is $30. Pre-registration and payments may be done online at:

The 2015 Ag Tour will be 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.

For more information, visit the University of Florida IFAS/Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension website and check their calendar of events or call the County’s Extension Office at 305-248-3311.

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It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible. For sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices or materials in accessible format, please call at least five days in advance.