Exhibit Celebrating 500 Years of Florida Agriculture Debuts at Florida State Fair
~Interactive Exhibit to Travel Through Florida in 2013 ~
February 05, 2013
Tallahassee, FL – Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today that the department’s “Florida Agriculture: Then and Now” traveling exhibit will make its debut at the Florida State Fair February 7 in Tampa. The exhibit will make its way through the state in 2013 as part of Viva Florida 500, a statewide celebration commemorating the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Leon’s discovery of Florida.
“The ‘Florida Agriculture: Then and Now’ exhibit honors the growth, expansion and diversification of Florida agriculture over the last 500 years,” said Commissioner Putnam. “The exhibit provides a unique and fun opportunity to educate residents and visitors about Florida’s vibrant agricultural heritage.”
The exhibit will be on display February 7 through February 18 at the Ag Hall of Fame at the Florida State Fair in Tampa. After which, it will travel to museums, universities, fairs and community events, where it will be on display for anniversary celebrations. Scheduled appearances include:
- Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair: Ft. Myers, February 21-March 3, 2013
- Polk County Agrifest: Bartow, March 8-22, 2013
- Clay County Fair: Green Cove Springs, April 4-9, 2013
- Florida Southern College: Lakeland, April 10-30, 2013
- Sunbelt Ag Expo: Moultrie, Georgia, October 14-17, 2013
- South Florida Fair: West Palm Beach, January 17-February 2, 2014
Visit www.FreshFromFlorida.com/500years for more information about the “Florida Agriculture: Then and Now” traveling exhibit and other events hosted by the department to commemorate the 500-year history of Florida agriculture.
For more information about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit www.FreshFromFlorida.com.