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Central Florida Agritourism Conference

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UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Service

1702 Hwy 17 S.

Bartow, FL 33831-9005

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Join us for a Regional Agritourism conference, including informational presentations and farm tours!

Who should attend? Farmers considering or already pursuing agritourism, policy-makers, and businesses interested in developing cooperative efforts with agritourism operators.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 MAIN SESSION

8:30-9 a.m. REGISTRATION AND MORNING REFRESHMENTS

9:00-9:15 WELCOME: Bill Braswell, Polk County Commissioner

9:15-9:45 CURRENT STATUS OF AGRITOURISM IN FLORIDA:
Lena, Juarez, FL Agritourism Association

9:45-10:15 FDACS MARKETING OF AGRITOURISM:
Melissa Hunt, FDACS Marketing

10:15-10:30 BREAK

10:30-11:00 AGRITOURISM PREFERENCE RESEARCH RESULTS:
Dr. Joy Rumble and Dr. Katie Stofer

11-12:15 p.m. LUNCH AND PANEL DISCUSSION of CURRENT AGRITOURISM OPERATORS

12:15- 12:30 BREAK

12:30- 1:30 LESSONS IN DEVELOPING AN AGRITOURISM INDUSTRY:
Out of State Speaker

1:30-1:45 BREAK

1:45-2:15 SERVICE PROVIDERS, PANEL DISCUSSION:
Brandy Hastings, Visit Florida, Jessica Roberts, Visit Central Florida,
Lena Juarez, FL Agritourism Association, Melissa Hunt, FDACS Division of Marketing,
Erik Peterson, Polk County Zoning

2:15-2:45 BREAKOUT BY COUNTY: CREATE PLAN OF ACTION:
Polk- Mary Beth Henry, Hillsborough- Stephen Gran and Shawn Steed, Osceola- Jessica Sullivan

2:45-3:00 EVALUATION IN BREAKOUT ROOMS

6:30-8:00 OPTIONAL GET TOGETHER: Patio 850, 850 S Tennessee Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801. The restaurant is requesting a head count so please sign up for this social by adding the free ticket above. Note each person will order and pay separately at the restaurant.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 DRAFT TOUR SCHEDULE

Note the bus is limited to 60 seats. Seats are reserved first for those attending the Tuesday program before the tour. Contact Rita West at ritawest@ufl.edu or (863) 519-1043 if you will not be attending the sessions on Tuesday but would like to be on the list for a bus seat, should one become available.

Meet and end at True Blue Winery in Davenport Located at 604 Pink Apartment Rd, Davenport, FL 33837

8:30-9 a.m. BEFORE TOUR GATHERING

9:00 -10 INTRODUCTION TO TRUE BLUE

10:00- 11 LOAD BUS & TRAVEL

11:00-12 p.m. TOUR OF SECOND STOP

12:00- 12:30 LUNCH AT SECOND STOP

12:30- 1:30 LOAD BUS & TRAVEL

3:30 ON YOUR OWN REFRESHMENTS AT THE WINERY

Additional details will be posted as they develop.

Accomodations:

A block of rooms has been reserved at Hampton Inn Bartow for the 25th and 26th
under “UF/IFAS Agritourism Conference”. Hampton Inn is located at 205 Old Bartow Eagle Lake Rd., Bartow,FL, 33830. (863) 535-5007

See their website here http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-bartow-BOWFLHX/index.html

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UF/IFAS Polk County Extension Service

1702 Hwy 17 S.

Bartow, FL 33831-9005

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