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Posted December 22, 2016 | 1:26 PM

Military Farm Tours Focus on Careers Beyond the Field

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Dec. 22, 2016) - Hillsborough County will host a free bus tour of local agriculture businesses to provide military veterans, reservists, transitioning active-duty personnel, and their spouses an opportunity to explore career options in the agriculture industry. The Military Agriculture Tour will start at 8 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, from Hillsborough County Extension Services, 5339 County Road 579 in Seffner.

Today's agriculture industries increasingly focus on using technology and management systems for the production of food, medicine, consumer products, and energy. During the tour, participants will be introduced to career paths and job opportunities within modern production agriculture operations and supporting industries by visiting a variety of farming operations and the University of Florida Gulf Coast Research and Education Center in southern Hillsborough County.

The tour is organized through a partnership between Hillsborough County Economic Development, Hillsborough County Farm Bureau, Hillsborough County Extension Services, and community partners committed to assisting transitioning veterans by providing meaningful connections to quality civilian career opportunities and training. More information on Military Agriculture Tour community partners and career resources for transitioning veterans is available at HCFLGov.net/Vets2Ag

Pre-registration at the event page is required by Feb. 1. Seating is limited. Lunch will be provided.

For additional information, contact Simon Bollin, Agribusiness Development Manager, at (813) 276-2735 or BollinS@HCFLGov.net.

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