Scenes from Citrus Expo’s Silver Anniversary

Taylor HillmanCitrus, Citrus Expo, Citrus Greening

Citrus Expo

Citrus Expo 2016

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Citrus growers and industry members turned out in full force for the 25th anniversary of Citrus Expo. They came seeking answers on citrus greening and other production challenges, as was evidenced by the large turnout at the “Now Is the Time” seminar program.

They filled the sold-out tradeshow hall and expanded outdoor exhibit area to visit 180 vendors who serve the citrus industry.

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And they enjoyed fun, food and fellowship during the Citrus Expo Shindig. This 25th anniversary party featured a book signing by Mongi Zekri and concluded with the Florida FFA Fundraiser Raffle drawings. Nine lucky winners took home high-value prizes, and thousands of dollars were raised to support FFA.

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Other highlights of the show included appearances by Miss Florida Citrus, the G.P. Solutions ice cream socials, the Everglades Farm Equipment gun safe giveaway, thermotherapy equipment demonstrations, the Highwaymen painting giveaway and the Stay for Surf and Turf grand finale luncheon.