CLEWISTON, FLORIDA - The South Florida Ag Expo will be held Feb. 18 & 19 in Clewiston. The inaugural Expo features more than 30 vendors and the latest innovations in agriculture. The University of Florida's Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is partnering with the Expo to present continuing education classes on-site.

"In a county where 72.5 percent of the land is related to agriculture, it was a natural fit to create an event to highlight that fact," said Roger Harrison, Hendry County Economic Development Council President and CEO. "We're very excited to offer farmers, ranchers and others opportunities to see first-hand the technology that can increase their efficiency in the fields."

The Expo is being held in conjunction with the Weeks Auction Company's 16th Annual Sugarland Auction and Farm Expo, an event that draws a local and international crowd. Organizers expect more than 700 agri-business people to attend. Sponsors include Hendry County EDC, US Sugar Corporation, Southeast Renewable Fuels, LLC, Pavese Law Firm, EnSite, John Deere/Everglades Farm Equipment, Lake Okeechobee Regional Initiative (LORI) and Sygenta/Helena/CPS.

The Expo is at 610 San Luiz Ave., on the east side of the former Clewiston airport. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is open to the public. Admission and parking are free.

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SOURCE: Hendry County EDC