UF Athletics and UF’s Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences are inviting anyone involved in gardening or agriculture industries to “come home” to Gainesville during Homecoming weekend. On Nov. 7., these organizations are hostingAgriculture and Gardening Day to celebrate families across the state who support these industries.
“Florida’s agricultural, gardening and related food industries add $140 billion to our economy and employ nearly 300,000 people,” said Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources. “The industry is second only to tourism in Florida, and this is a great way to honor and recognize those who work so hard to put food on our tables and plants and flowers in our yards. We welcome back to Gainesville those who make agriculture and gardening part of their daily lives, and we look forward to their camaraderie.”
The event will revolve around the Homecoming football game at noon, but families who attend the event can take tours of the student-community garden and bat house, and enjoy games, giveaways and special exhibit.
For more information: http://news.ifas.ufl.edu/2015/10/ag-and-gardening-day-set-for-uf-homecoming-on-nov-7/