Polk County Farm Bureau in cooperation with the Polk County Extension office hosted a farm tour featuring four This Farm CARES recipients.
Representatives from various local offices were able to enjoy the tour and speak with local farmers about their operation and issue that they face.
The tour included a listening session with Christian Spinosa about cattle ranching and Florida’s cattle enterprises. The tour stopped at Story Citrus where Kyle Story spoke about Best Management Practices that his farm uses and showed tour-goers a citrus field that is getting ready to replant after greening devastated the grove.
The break for lunch included a presentation from Florida Forestry on Firewise communities and a stop at Lightsey Cattle Company to see Operation Outdoor Freedom, a camp for wounded veterans to enjoy outdoor activities at no cost.
The tour concluded at the Polk County Extension office where guests learned about the master gardener program and toured the facility’s garden.
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