Florida Farm Bureau Inaugural Ag Day Celebration Draws Thousands of Fans

FloridAgriculture September eNewsletter 2021

Florida Farm Bureau Federation celebrated Florida agriculture and football with two  premier Ag Day events at the Sept. 4 University of Florida vs. Florida Atlantic University season opener football game and the Florida State University vs. Louisville game on Saturday, Sept. 25.

The Home Field AGvantage  provided both Gator®  and Seminole® fans an interactive agricultural experience; highlighting different products grown around the Sunshine State and fun farm facts through an interactive farm tour. The tour spotlighted top commodities grown in Florida and the farmers and ranchers who work tirelessly to give Floridians the Home Field AGvantage when it comes to buying fresh fruit, vegetables, milk and meat year-round.

“This was a great opportunity for our organization to promote Florida agriculture to alumni, students and families,” said Florida Farm Bureau President John L. Hoblick. “We had more than 3,000 fans collectively visit the Home Field AGvantage tailgate tents.”

The Ag Day celebrations continued during both games with on-field recognitions for the 2021 Florida Farmer of the Year, Rep. Rick Roth, a vegetable farmer from South Florida and two CARES farm families, Meghan and Brad Austin, 2nd generation dairy farmers from Jackson County and Buck and NoraBeth Carpenter, 6th generation farmers from Madison County.

A tribute video to farmers and ranchers also played on the Jumbotron pre-game and at half time.  Fans were encouraged to participate in a social wall using the hashtag #MyAgExperience.

The Home Field Agvantage website provides fans additional opportunities to learn about agriculture and a chance to register for an ultimate game day tailgate package with tickets.

To view photos from both events, visit: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmWz9GHv.