Commercial Field Tour

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

We would like to thank all of the companies who are graciously participating as host sites for our Commercial Field Tour. We appreciate the opportunity to give us a bird-eye view of their operations and commercial pepper production in South Florida.


Field Tour Itinerary

7:00am Morning Refreshments
(Hotel Lobby)
7:45am Board Buses
8:00am Depart Hotel
8:30am Lipman Produce
(bell pepper and vegetables)
Estero, FL
9:30am Old Bailey Farms
(specialty peppers including mini sweet aka yum yum peppers)
Estero, FL
10:30am Sakata Seed America Inc.
(sweet and hot pepper and other vegetables breeding and trials)
Fort Myers, FL
12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch | Immokalee Technical Center (iTech)
Immokalee, FL
1:30pm Monsanto Seminis
(pepper breeding)
Immokalee, FL
2:30pm Oakes Farm Packinghouse
(commercial packing operation)
Immokalee, FL
3:30pm HM Clause
(sweet and hot pepper and other vegetables breeding and trials)
Immokalee, FL
4:30pm Oakes Farms
(specialty peppers and other vegetables)
Naples, FL
5:30pm Arrive at Hotel
Fort Myers, FL


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