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Experience Lee County farms as an agritourist

By Staff | Jan 20, 2016

Join the UF/IFAS Lee County Extension for a day of farm tours in Lee County. The tour runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, departing from Terry Park, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers.

Participants can garner an agritourism experience as they see new trends in agriculture and meet enthusiastic urban farmers. The tour will visit four local vegetable/small fruit and mixed enterprise farms. A fresh, farm-raised lunch will be served farm-to-table style.

The cost of the tour is $60 per person. The tour is an agritourism initiative that fulfills the mission and purpose of the University of Florida IFAS Lee County Extension and Lee County Parks & Recreation.

For registration details call Roy Beckford at 239-533-7512 or e-mail fbeckford@leegov.com. Make checks payable to LCEOAB and mail to “Urban Farm Tour”, UF/IFAS, 3410 Palm Beach Boulevard, Fort Myers, FL 33916.

The University of Florida/IFAS Lee County Extension offers educational programs through a three-way cooperative arrangement between the Lee County Board of County Commissioners, the University of Florida and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Local extension agents are off-campus faculty members of the University of Florida.