Media Release

4th Annual Ag Tour May 15

Thursday, May 8, 2008 1:00 AM

1:26 p.m.

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL -The Alachua County Rural Concerns Advisory Committee is a citizen committee established by the County Commission to provide guidance and advice regarding rural concerns and issues within the County.  As part of their 2007-08 Work Plan, they have organized an Agricultural Tour spotlighting the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) for the County Commission, Constitutional Officers, and County staff on Thursday, May 15, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The public is welcome to attend.

This year's tour will travel to Marion County to tour the IFAS Plant Science Research and Education Unit in Citra and will include presentations that provide an overview of the many functions of IFAS and how these services benefit the County.  The tour will begin at 8 a.m. at the Alachua County Cooperative Extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Avenue, and will end back at the Extension Office for a time of discussion from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Go to  to see the agenda/itinerary and a map of locations.

Please contact Ken Zeichner or Holly Banner in the Alachua County Department of Growth Management at 352-374-5249 if you have any questions.





  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).