Agricultural Tours, Open House This Weekend

February 16, 2016
Share to printerest Share to fb Share to twitter Share to mail Share to print
Mango tree at Chapman Field
At the ARS Subtropical Horticulture Research Station in Miami, Florida, geneticist Raymond Schnell evaluates early flowering in a mango seedling selection. Photo: Mike Winterstein

Ag/Farm Bus Tour

The 53rd annual Ag/Farm tour, leaves from the Miami-Dade County Extension Office (18710 SW 288 St., Homestead) Fri., Feb. 19. Visitors check in at 8am for the bus tour, stop for a luncheon honoring local agricultural pioneers, then return for more stops. The tour returns to the Extension office at 3:30pm. Price is $55. To reserve, contact Lize or Patty at 305-248-3311.


Annual USDA Chapman Field Community Day

One day a year, the public is invited to the USDA-ARS Subtropical Horticulture Research Station – locally known as Chapman Field – for a free event. This year's event is Sat., Feb. 20 from 10am-3pm, focuses on Planes, Plants, Pests and People, showcasing the contributions made by scientists at the facility. Visitors can take trolley tours of the 200-acre experimental groves and plant collections. There will also be plant sales, food vendors, demonstrations and educational displays, plus a mystery plant or seed distribution. 13601 Old Cutler Rd., Miami. 

Article from Edible South Florida at
Build your own subscription bundle.
Pick 3 regions for $60