2023 Farm City Tour and Presentations

November 8, 2023 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Barn at Mazak Ranch
5271 S. Highway 301 Bushnell
FL 33513
2023 Farm City Tour and Presentations @ The Barn at Mazak Ranch

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

The Sumter County Farm City Committee invites you to attend our “Farm City Tour”. The agenda for the day follows. Please be at Mazak Ranch at 10:45 am.

Farm-City Tour Schedule

11:00 am Welcome and Introduction to Farm City – Anna Jameson, Brite Leaf Nursery and Reba Mazak, Mazak Ranch.

11:15 am: DeAnne Maples, Director of Beef Marketing and Promotion of the Florida Beef Council

11:30 am “Native Plants Used to Attract Birds” – Jim Davis, UF/IFAS Extension Multi-County Director, Sumter and Hernando Counties

11:45 am “Don’t Waste that Waste! The Benefits of Cattle Manure Compost” Matt Smith

12:00 pm “Ecosystem Services Provided by Ranches” – Laura Bennett, UF/IFAS Extension Multi-County Sustainable Livestock Agent, Sumter, Hernando, and Pasco Counties

12:15 pm – Lunch Served to Registered Participants

1:00 pm – Tour – Reba Mazak from Mazak Ranch and Jim McAllister from the Florida Cattlemen’s Association

2:15 pm – Questions and upcoming events

Remember to wear hats, sun screen, and closed toed shoes.