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Cattlemen’s tour heading to Georgia, Alabama and south Florida this year

Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 3:57 pm

The Cattlemen's tour will travel as far south as Lake Okechobee, Fla., where it will stop and tour gator farms. (File Photo)

The Cattlemen’s tour will travel as far south as Lake Okechobee, Fla., where it will stop and tour gator farms. (File Photo)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — The U.T. Extension Office here in Moore County will  be taking a tour group to Florida this year. The group will leave on Monday, April 13, stopping in Georgia at the Rock Ranch and spending the night in south Georgia. Then Tuesday the group will head to Florida.

The group will make stops headed to Okeechobee, Fla., for 3 nights and tour around Okeechobee Lake seeing dairies, beef operations, flower growing farms, citrus production, sugar cane plantations, processing and gators.

The tour will head back north on Friday morning for some vegetable stops in south Georgia and spend the night in Dothan, Ala., before heading home on Saturday morning. The cost of the trip is $1,000 per couple or $750 for an individual if you do not have a roommate.

The tour is limited to 50, so get your money in by March 20 to the office or mail it to PO Box 188, Lynchburg. Seats are reserved on a first come first serve basis and must be paid in full.

If I can be of any assistance please give me a call at (931) 759-7163.

The U.T. Extension Office of Moore County offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, age, national origin, veteran status or disability.

—By LARRY MOOREHEAD, UT Extension Agent and County Director

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