IMMOKALEE, FL. -- Gene McAvoy, Hendry agricultural extension agent reminds area growers that the general meeting of the SW Florida Vegetable Research and Investment Fund will be at the UF/IFAS SW Florida Research and Education Center, 2686 Hwy. 29 N, Immokalee on Wednesday June 7 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Since its inception in 2000, over 50 growers and industry partners have joined the fund and contributed more than $120,000 to fund vegetable research in SW Florida. Through in-kind contributions from participating growers we have been able to leverage this into nearly half a million dollars of research targeted at addressing problems faced by growers in southwest Florida.