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Lake, Citrus, Hernando, Sumter and Pasco Extension Offices to host AGRItunity 2012 Conference

RELEASE DATE: December 8, 2011

BUSHNELL — The Lake County Extension Office, in partnership with the Citrus, Hernando, Sumter and Pasco County Extension Offices, will be hosting the upcoming AGRItunity 2012 Conference on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Central Florida Agricultural Education Center located at 7620 State Road 471, Bushnell. A pre-conference farm tour and hydroponics workshop will be held on Friday, Jan. 27.

The AGRItunity 2012 Conference includes eight workshops, a large tradeshow, animal exhibits,   antique farm equipment and more. The keynote speaker will be Ben Hewitt, an author and farmer, who will be giving a talk entitled, “The Future’s in the Dirt: Digging into localized agriculture and its potential to revitalize health, environment and regional economies.” 

The cost of the conference is $15 for those that pre-register, or $20 at the door. Lunch is available onsite for $10 from the Speckled Butterbean. 

The pre-conference farm tour and hydroponics workshop will both begin at the West Central Florida Agricultural Education Center. The farm tour will last from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will feature a bus tour of farms containing livestock and crops in Hernando and Pasco counties. The cost of the farm tour is $30, and includes lunch and transportation. The hydroponic workshop, entitled “ABC’s of Hydroponic Production”, will be from 12 to 4:30 p.m., and will highlight information on media choices, production systems, types of crops, nutrient solutions and more. At 3 p.m., participants will drive their own vehicle to tour The X-Farms. The cost of the workshop is $20 and includes lunch.

Pre-registration and payments can be done online at http://agritunity2012conf.eventbrite.com/. For more information call Susan Kelly with the Sumter County UF/IFAS Extension Office at (352) 793-2728 ext. 236, email sakelly@ufl.edu, or visit http://sumter.ifas.ufl.edu/Sustainable-Living/AGRItunityRegistration.shtml.

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More Information:
Susan Kelly
(352) 793-2728 ext. 236
sakelly@ufl.edu
http://agritunity2012conf.eventbrite.com/

Lake County media contact:
Kelly Lafollette
Information Outreach Director
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445
klafollette@lakecountyfl.gov

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