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3rd Annual Lake County Farm Tour scheduled for March 30

RELEASE DATE: March 7, 2012

TAVARES – The UF/IFAS Lake County Extension will hold the 3rd Annual Lake County Farm Tour on Friday, March 30, 2012 from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Participants will meet at the Lake County Agriculture Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares, where check-in will begin at 7:45 a.m. The tour bus will depart from the Agriculture Center promptly, at 8 a.m. to begin the tour.

The tour’s first stop will be at the Living Towers Hydroponic Farm in Eustis. It is home to a 2,000 square foot, state of the art greenhouse that produces lettuces, herbs and vegetables. Living Towers is widely considered to be a prototype of the future in community and family food production and consumption.

Next, the tour will visit AG 3, Inc. in Eustis, where participants will get a first-hand look at the highly-regarded biological technology company. AG 3, Inc. produces herbaceous perennials, grasses, sedges, bulbs, insectivorous and tropical varieties through tissue culture cloning.

The third stop is set for Mo Brangus in Sorrento. Tour-goers will get up close and personal with the purebred and commercial beef producer. The ranch produces purebred bulls that bring the best possible Angus/Brahma beef genetics to cattle producers in Florida.

The final tour destination will be Oak Haven Farm in Sorrento. Participants will explore this small family farm, which is a you-pick strawberry producer and one of the newest wineries in Florida.

The fee to take part in the Farm Tour is $15 per person. To register, log on to www.eventbrite.com/event/3073820881. Pre-registration is required by March 26, as space is limited. In addition, participants will be provided with boxed lunches at the last stop. Vegetarian lunch options are available, upon request.

For more information about the 3rd Annual Lake County Farm Tour, call Rene Bass at (352) 343-4101, ext. 2719 or email rcbass@ufl.edu. The foundation for the Gator Nation – An Equal Opportunity Institute.


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