Tuesday, November 1; 8:00am-1:00pm
Buses board at 8:00am near the hotel lobby. Please bring your water bottle. Refreshments will be served before boarding the buses, snacks and drinks will be provided during a tour stop, and lunch will be served upon arrival back at the hotel at 1:00pm. Wear comfortable, closed shoes. Hats and/or sunscreen are advised. Ponchos will be provided in case of rain.
Oakes Farms is one of the largest independently owned agribusiness operations in South Florida. Headquartered in Collier County, Florida, Oakes Farms maintains a diversified portfolio of services that reach a global market and include farming, packing, shipping, retail markets and food service and seafood distribution. Oakes Farms cultivates a range of vegetables including eggplant, peppers, squash, watermelon and tomatoes.
Sakata Seed America
Since 1913, Sakata Seed Corporation has pursued its values of quality, reliability and service to become a global leader in seed breeding and production. Headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, the Sakata Group currently has products available in more than 130 countries. Sakata Seed America is a leader in the development of seed hybrids that optimize quality and mitigate grower challenges.
Barnett Partin Plants
Barnett Partin Plants was established in 1993 and supplies a range of vegetable transplants to support the vegetable industry in Florida and beyond. Production is approximately 100 million plants per year. Both conventional and organically certified transplants are produced.