Organizers of the Florida Ag Expo, an annual trade show with educational seminars for vegetable and specialty crop growers, have decided to forego this year’s event amid COVID-19 concerns.
“While we see businesses re-open and people are returning to a sense of normalcy, we know that has only been made possible by everyone doing their part. Therefore, we made the decision not to go forward with this year’s show,” said Robin Loftin, president of AgNet Media.
“The Florida Ag Expo brings attendees from across the state and beyond. While we would love to host those attendees for another great event, we believe attendees’ health and safety must come first.”
Hosted at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (GCREC) and managed by AgNet Media, the Florida Ag Expo is an annual gathering of growers and industry leaders. The one-day educational and networking event includes a full schedule of field tours, research presentations and a trade show.
“Due to the pandemic, we are unfortunately having to cancel this year’s Florida Ag Expo,” says Jack Rechcigl, professor and director of the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Gulf Coast Research and Education Center and Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center.
“However, next year, we will have the expo at the regularly scheduled time (Nov. 17, 2021).”
The Florida Ag Expo began in 2006 after the GCREC opened in 2005 in Wimauma, Florida. AgNet Media managed the first Florida Ag Expo in 2019 when record attendance was achieved.
Mark your calendars for the 2021 Florida Ag Expo on Nov. 17, 2021. More details will follow.