The Tomato Conference, presented by UF/IFAS and the Florida Tomato Committee, is scheduled for September 13th.

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) and the Florida Tomato Committee are holding the Tomato Conference September 13th in the Labelle Civic Center in LaBelle, Florida. According to a Florida Grower article, “Attendees will hear from industry leaders and university scientists about the latest trends and research affecting the state’s tomato production.” See the details below.

Details of the Tomato Conference

When: September 13th

Where: The Labelle Civic Center in LaBelle, Florida.

Who: “Registration is free for employees of Florida tomato growers/packers, sponsors, presenters and university personnel. The cost for other attendees is $50. Participants may register for one or both sessions. Registration information and program agendas will be made available soon.”

Other important details: “Lunch will be provided by the sponsors and catered by the Hendry County Cattlemen’s Association.”

According to the article, “For more information, contact Craig Frey, Hendry County Extension Director, at 863-674-4092 or by email at”

About the Florida Tomato Committee: Per their website, “The Florida Tomato Committee is a Federal Marketing Order that was established pursuant to Federal Marketing Agreement and Order No. 966 as amended regulating the handling of tomatoes and has authority over the tomatoes grown in Florida’s production area comprising the counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Osceola, Brevard and all counties situated south. It affects tomatoes that are shipped outside the regulated area, which includes that portion of the state of Florida situated east of the Suwanee River and south of the Georgia border.”

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