From the Editor’s Desk: More great agri-events coming soon

BETWEEN THE FAIRS and festivals, as well as the trade shows, educational courses, meetings, and more, we wanted to do an expanded calendar for this edition to give you a better snapshot of all that’s happening in your ag community. However, there’s only so much you can fit on a page. If you’re an ag lover like us (and you’re reading this, so it’s very likely that you are), there’s only one place that I know of where you can go to find out information about every agri-event — in every aspect of Florida agriculture — happening in our region … and that’s at

Check out PAGE 32 for the Calendar of Events in the print edition of Central Florida Ag News, but don’t forget that there is a smorgasbord of upcoming events that you’ll want to know about, and they’re all in one convenient place on our website.

Here’s a quick snapshot of some more agri-events coming up soon that you will not want to miss:

• March 16-17 and March 20-21 — Hydroponics Short Course, offered by the UF/IFAS Extension near Live Oak.

• March 12 — Polk County Farm Bureau Ag Deputy Luncheon, from 11:30a.m. to 1 p.m. at the W.H. Stuart Conference Center in Bartow.

• April 6-10 and April 13-17 — Polk County Agri-Fest, from 9 a.m. to Noon daily for Polk County fourth-graders at the UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Office in Bartow.

• April 21 – Ag Literacy Day

Do you have an agriculture event that you’d like to get published on our online calendar? Perhaps a 4-H club meeting, an FFA fundraiser, or a new farmers’ market? Then send me your event information, and we’ll make sure to share it with our readers on the AgriCalendar at



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Celeste Jo Walls is managing editor of Central Florida Ag News. She may be reached by e-mail at

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