LABELLE, FL. -- Florida Department of Agriculture Commissioner Charles
Bronson will visit Southwest Florida Monday, November 21, to survey
agricultural damage caused by Hurricane Wilma. Joining Commissioner
Bronson will be USDA Deputy Secretary Chuck Conner, Congressman Mario
Diaz-Balart, Congressman Adam Putnam, and Congressman Mark Foley.
As arranged by the faculty at the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and
Education Center and the UF/IFAS Hendry County Extension Office, the group
will tour two Immokalee-area farms, then travel to LaBelle, where they will
host a question-and-answer session from 2:00 - 3:00 PM with Southwest
Florida agricultural interests including citrus and vegetable growers as
well as cattle, sugarcane and ornamental producers at the UF/IFAS Hendry
County Cooperative Extension Service on Pratt Blvd, just off Cowboy Way.
The group will tour Immokalee area farms and have lunch at the Immokalee
airport earlier in the afternoon and depart from the LaBelle airport after
the LaBelle session.