The week-long executives tour and educational program involves board members and the executive team from Limagrain, a leading global seed company uniquely owned by farmers in France. A group of international and US journalists has been touring the state as well, and joined the Limagrain leaders group in Gainesville for this university portion of the program.
The Citra research station has the group up close and personal with numerous field trials, including a visit to the ongoing blueberry trials at the facility. The Citra research station is not the largest of all the University of Florida research stations in the state, but it is the most diverse.
See other recent news posts to learn more about why theseleading French agriculturalists are in Florida this week and what it means for exciting research collaboration going forward. Stay tuned for more reports to come from all the news gathered in recent days, as AgNet’s Gary Cooper has traveled with the group of journalists. That group started in south Florida last week and worked its way north.
One of the UF research professionals in Citra, Buck Nelson, leads the bus of journalists on the Limagrain group tour. Enjoy this short video of a portion of the tour.