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Updated: 12/02/2013 11:10:01AM

Something for everyone at Ag Fest 2013

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Rick Campenel of the U.S. Forest Service demonstartes the many uses of a gyrotra, which is utilized to clean area where brush fires are likely to occur.

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Several large farm equipment models were on display at this year's AgFest. This model was available for rent or purchase.

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Farmer of the year Jerod Gross (center), Lisa Gross and Chris Clark display Island Grove's newest wines, which are produced from the grove's fresh blueberries. Gross is Island Grove Ag Products' blueberry farm manager at the company's Down South Blues groves in Arcadia,

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From left: Sofia Cendejas,Daniel Cendejas, Giselle Olivares, Salvador Olivares and Daniel Cendejas Jr.

take in the sites at this year's AgFest.

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Children have a blast digging for fossils inside the Mosaic tent during this year's AgFest.

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From left: April Walker, Jay Ryals, Stephanie Rodgers and Jenna Roberts are the youngest members of the DeSoto Farm Bureau. They are also representitives to the Florida Young Ranchers and Farmers Association, where they discuss topics focused on the future of farming and ranchers.

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Elizabeth Lawton of Arcadia and Madison Reed of Hardee dig for fossils together while visiting Mosaic's tent during Ag Fest.

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Jimmy Riffle of the Gator Boys keeps a respectful distance from the fast-moving jaws of a snaping turtle, which is being held by Cowboy Richard. The group entertained the weekend crowds with their alligator and wildlife shows.

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Garrett Gladwell of Fort Myers presented his cow in the Ag Fest show ring with the assistance of his parents.

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Local musical act Lotela Gold got the Ag Fest attendees in the dancing mood with their mix of classic '50s and '60s hits.

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Local musical act Lotela Gold got the Ag Fest attendees in the dancing mood with their mix of classic '50s and '60s hits.

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