Celebrate Florida Agriculture and Natural Resources by Cheering on the Gators

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From the University of Florida/IFAS:

uf_ifas_logoGAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers, ranchers, landscapers – and everyone in between – are invited to celebrate Agriculture and Gardening Day at the University of Florida’s homecoming football game, Oct. 15, 2016.

UF Athletics and the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are hosting the event and offering discounted tickets to anyone connected to agriculture in the state, including their families and friends.

“Florida’s agricultural, natural resources and related food industries add $140 billion to our economy and employ nearly 300,000 people,” said Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources. “The industry is second only to tourism in Florida, and this is a great way to honor and recognize those who work so hard to put food on our tables and plants and flowers in our yards.”

The Gators are playing the University of Missouri Tigers, and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with limited seating available in the upper south end zone for $35 and the upper north end zone for $20.

The offer is available online starting July 27. To take advantage of this special offer, go to: Ag Day Tickets and type AgDay2016 in the promo code box. Tickets will be sent out later in the summer.

This year, there is also an exclusive discount for premium seating in the Evans Champions Club. For questions about ordering game tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please e-mail premium@gators.ufl.edu.

“Act now to secure your place in The Swamp before this game sells out,” said Matt Sanchez, general manager for ticket sales. “Fans who buy early will be able to get the best seat locations in the Ag & Gardening sections of the stadium.”

In addition to discounted tickets, various family activities will be in place on campus near the Stadium on Saturday before kickoff. This is an opportunity for many UF alums and supporters of agriculture to gather in Gainesville, renew friendships and reconnect with industry and community friends.

While extending into every community of the state, UF/IFAS has developed an international reputation for its accomplishments in teaching, research and Extension. Because of this mission and the diversity of Florida’s climate and agricultural commodities, IFAS has facilities located throughout Florida. There are Extension offices in each of Florida’s 67 counties, in addition to 12 Research and Education Centers, six demonstration sites or field stations, and three 4-H camps.