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Gadsden County to benefit from $2 Million Agricultural Center

County Breaks Ground on Agricultural Center

Renderings of Gadsden County Ag Center

WHO: Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners

WHAT: Groundbreaking Ceremony for the William M. Inman Agricultural Center

WHEN: Friday, October 4, 2019, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: 2140 E. Jefferson St., Quincy, FL

Gadsden County broke ground on a $2 million Agricultural Center to house Gadsden County Extension Services and host educational, agricultural and community-related activities, workshops, and training institutes. The event will take place on Friday, October 4, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the William M. Inman Agricultural Center, 2140 E. Jefferson St., Quincy, FL.

With funding assistance from the State of Florida and a grant from the United States Department of Agricultural (USDA), the Agricultural Center will provide an indoor assembly area for product expos, trade fairs, and 4-H competitions. Master Gardeners, Family and Community Educators, Cattlemen’s Association and a host of other agencies will also utilize the new facility.

The new agricultural center will also be home to a centralized farmer’s market to support local farmers and sell locally grown produce and other commodities. The William M. Inman Agricultural Center, which is the oldest Livestock Pavilion in the State of Florida, will remain standing during and after the construction of the new agricultural center.

The projected completion date of the Agricultural Center is set for June 2020.

About Gadsden County Extension Services

The Gadsden County Extension Program is a cooperative effort between county government, United States Department of Agriculture, University of Florida, and Florida A&M University to extend the educational service to the people of the county. Gadsden County Extension places a special focus on agriculture, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, community economic development, natural resource development and environmental quality.

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