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Agricultural workers can get discounted UF football tickets for Nov. 7 homecoming game

University of Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, walkway, football, athletics, trees, grass, environmental horticulture. UF/IFAS Photo: Thomas Wright.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Farmers, ranchers, landscapers – and everyone in between – are invited to celebrate Agriculture and Gardening Day at the University of Florida’s homecoming football game, Nov. 7.

UF Athletics and UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are hosting the event and offering discounted tickets to all agricultural workers, their families and friends.

“Florida’s agricultural, natural resources and related food industries adds $140 billion to our economy and employs nearly 300,000 people,” said Jack Payne, UF senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources. “The industry is second only to tourism in Florida and this is a great way to honor and recognize those who work so hard to put food on our tables and plants and flowers in our yards.”

The Gators are playing the Vanderbilt Commodores and tickets are available on a first come, first served basis, with limited seating available in the upper south end zone for $35 and the upper north end zone for $20. To take advantage of this special offer, go to: Ag Day Tickets and type GatorsAg in the promo code box. Each customer will need to create an account to make their purchase. Tickets will be sent out in July and August.

“Act now to secure your place in The Swamp before this game sells out,” said Matt Sanchez, general manager for ticket sales.  “Fans who buy early will be able to get the best seat locations in the Ag & Gardening sections of the stadium.”

Premium seating and full tailgate packages are also available. Contact Michelle Wagner via e-mail at MichelleWa@gators.ufl.edu or phone 352-692-6409.

In addition to discounted tickets, various family activities will be in place on campus following the homecoming parade on Friday, including tours of the community garden and bat house, and around Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on Saturday before kickoff, including games, giveaways and special gardens.

UF/IFAS is the largest entity on campus, comprising 18 schools and departments with more than 850 faculty, 5,100 students and 1,100 employees.  It is a federal-state-county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences, and enhancing and sustaining the quality of human life by making that information accessible.

While extending into every community of the state, UF/IFAS has developed an international reputation for its accomplishments in teaching, research and Extension. Because of this mission and the diversity of Florida’s climate and agricultural commodities, IFAS has facilities located throughout Florida. There are Extension offices in each of Florida’s 67 counties, in addition to 12 Research and Education Centers, six demonstration sites or field stations, and four 4-H camps.

By Kimberly Moore Wilmoth, 352-294-3302, k.moore.wilmoth@ufl.edu

Source:  Michelle Wagner, 352-692-6409, MichelleWa@gators.ufl.edu

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