Monday, November 14, 2011

Hendry Farm Tour Reservations Available Until 23rd

Popular Hendry Farm Tours Educates Many Each Year

LABELLE, FL. -- The Hendry County Farm-City Tour Council will be holding its 31st annual farm tour of the Hendry County agricultural industry, Saturday, December 3, 2011.

(Photo: Hendry Farm Tour Visits Organic Vegetable Packing House)

Tickets for the tour cost $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.

The non-profit Hendry County Cattleman's Association, after taking out tour expenses for buses and food,  receives half of the net proceeds sharing half with the Hendry County 4-H Clubs. The Association provides thousands of dollars yearly for agricultural scholarships.

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 rib-eye steak lunch with all the trimmings served by the Hendry County Cattlemen’s Association in a rural country setting.

Deadline for ticket sales is November 23rd, 2011. For additional information about the tour and how to purchase tickets for the tour, stop by Hendr 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 Fax: (863) 674-4637 Email:

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