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2018 GA FL Tour

2018 Georgia-Florida Tobacco Tour
June 11-13, 2018



General Schedule

The tour will begin with a Kick-Off Supper at Dixie Grill – Restaurant, 101 Dowling Ave SE Live Oak, FL 32064. in Live Oak, Florida, on Monday, June 11, and end near Blackshear, Georgia on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.

  • JUNE 11, 2018

The tour will begin with a Kick-Off Supper at Dixie Grill – Restaurant, 101 Dowling Ave SE Live Oak, FL 32064. Supper will be served at 7:00 p.m.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Live Oak, FL (386-362-2600). Identify yourself as part of the "Tobacco Tour" for special rates (cut-off date: 06/01/18). Other hotels are available in the area.

  • JUNE 12, 2018

Tuesday morning, the tour will leave Live Oak, Florida at 7:30 a.m. to visit Florida and Georgia tobacco farms, on-farm demonstrations and producers. Lunch will be in Georgia. After noon, we will visit several additional on-farm demonstration sites in Georgia and end in Tifton, GA., for the evening.

Tuesday evening, the Georgia Tobacco Tour headquarters will be the Holiday Inn Express in Tifton, GA (229-382-3300) (cut-off date: 05/28/18) and the Hampton Inn (229-382-8800) (cut-off date: 06/01/18), both located off Exit 62 on I-75 and GA Hwy 82. Identify yourself as part of the "Tobacco Tour" for special rates. Complimentary breakfast is included with the room. Other hotels are available in the area. Directions for supper will be available at check-in.

  • JUNE 13, 2018

Wednesday morning, the tour will leave the Holiday Inn Express in Tifton at 7:30 a.m. and visit the Bowen Farm of the Coastal Plain Experiment Station on the University of Georgia Tifton Campus. The tour will leave Tifton and visit additional on-farm demonstrations in Georgia (Released Variety Demonstration, Black Shank Variety Demonstration, TSWV Treatment Demonstration) and Georgia tobacco producers east of Tifton. The tour will end near Baxley, Georgia.

Additional details of the schedule and driving directions will be added the week before the tour. We look forward to having you join us for the tour.