Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hendry Annual Farm Tour Coming

Tour Hendry County Farms December 5th

LABELLE, FL. -- The Hendry County Farm-City Tour Council will be holding its 28th annual farm tour of the Hendry County agricultural industry, Saturday, December 5, 2009.  Tickets for the tour cost only $60.00 per person and the participants will be able to catch a modern air conditioned tour bus at the U-Save Supermarket Center on Palm Beach Blvd in Fort Myers or at the Hendry County Extension Office in LaBelle.
You will then be transported with knowledgeable tour guides to various stops around the county where you can get a close up look at some of the most efficient farmers in the world. 
Hendry County is one of the largest agricultural counties in the state and is largest producer of oranges in Florida with over 75,000 acres of groves.  In addition, Hendry County is the second largest producer of sugarcane, third largest in vegetable production and fifth largest in beef cattle.
This year's tour will feature a variety of interesting stops at some of Florida's most sophisticated agricultural operations including vegetable transplant and ornamental nurseries, citrus, sod, sugarcane and vegetable production as well as one of the largest beef cattle ranches in the state.  There will also be fresh Florida orange juice breaks at strategic stops along the way.
As an extra-added attraction, lunch will feature a delicious melt in your mouth steak lunch with all the trimmings served by the Hendry County Cattlemen's Association in a rural country setting.
In addition to the opportunity to see Florida agriculture up close and personal – you will tour some of the most unspoiled wild lands in all of southwest Florida where each turn of the road will reveal natural splendor and a chance to see a variety of wildlife.  All attendees will be given a free bag of mixed vegetables and citrus fruit from the agricultural producers of Hendry County to take home with you
Deadline for ticket sales is November 27th, 2009.  For additional information about the tour and how to purchase tickets for the tour, stop by Hendry County Extension Service Office, which is located at 1085 Pratt Blvd, LaBelle, Florida.  You may also contact the office as follows:

Phone: (863) 674-4092
ax:                  (863) 674-4637
Letter:              Hendry County Extension Service
                        PO Box 68
                        LaBelle, FL   33975-1085
Make checks payable to:  Hendry County City-Farm Tour

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:10 PM

    Sounds like a lot of fun and a great way to find out how things work..BUT it is rather pricey for a lunch and a bag of veggies...Sorry I'll have to pass on this one.