In 1988, Polk County’s Agriculture Extension Agent Jim Stricker and then Polk Farm Bureau Director Leah Lauderdale brainstormed an idea that took root and grew into today’s Agri-Fest that gives about 6,000 Polk County fourth-graders a hands-on glimpse of Polk County’s economic backbone.
This month’s Agri-Fest at the W.H. Stewart Agriculture Center on U.S. Highway 17 in Bartow will be held March 11-15 and March 18-22 from 8:30 a.m. until noon, according to this year’s leader and chief organizer Polk Farm Bureau Director Carole McKenzie.
You are currently not logged in
By logging in you can see the full story.