AgNet Media to Host Sonny Perdue at Citrus Expo

Taylor HillmanGeneral


AgNet West, with it’s parent company AgNet Media Incorporated, is proud to announce we will host Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue at the largest grower trade show and seminar program in the country dedicated to citrus.

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AgNet West’s sister company, Citrus Industry Magazine, puts on the annual Citrus Expo in South Florida. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will be attending the first day of the expo on Wednesday, August 16, with U.S. Representative Tom Rooney.

Perdue and Rooney are looking forward to walking the tradeshow floor and viewing the top-of-the-line products and services the Citrus Expo exhibitors have to offer. While on the trade show floor, Perdue and Rooney will have the opportunity to mingle with exhibitors and growers.

Citrus Expo will provide Perdue and Rooney with a firsthand look at the challenges faced by the U.S. citrus industry, as well as the growers and industry leaders working to rise above those challenges.

The 2017 Citrus Expo will be held August 16–17 at the Lee Civic Center in North Fort Myers, Florida. Registration is now open. All pre-registered growers will be eligible for a chance to win a John Deere gun safe, courtesy of Everglades Equipment Group.

Florida growers are participating in the 2017 bactericide survey before the expo. Conducted by AgNet Media in cooperation with the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, the 2017 survey will build on knowledge gathered from the 2016 survey. Results of the survey will be presented during the Citrus Expo seminar program. Bactericides could be a valuable tool for growers facing huanglongbing disease.

Complete details of the seminar schedule are available here. To learn more about Citrus Expo, or to register, visit