In the deserts of Arizona, one of the three pollinating bat species in the United States—the lesser long-nosed bat—got a boost to its habitat during Bat Week 2018. Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), a long-standing advocate for bats, decided to embody Bat Weeks’ theme of “Be a Bat Hero” last month and strategically planted over 300 agave at three of their southern Arizona sites.
The Agave Heritage Festival is about exploring and celebrating the cultural, commercial and culinary significance of the agave across the border. From Agave University to exciting panel discussions to art openings and live demonstrations about agave roasting and fiber crafts, Tucson really is alive with all things agave.
We’re thrilled to welcome Rodrigo Medellín, the Bat Man of Mexico, known for his work in the field of bat conservation, jaguars, bighorn sheep, and ocelot, among others, to the 2019 Agave Heritage Festival!
“When George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s tequila company, Casamigos, sold for $1 billion last year, it begged the question: How did the once-humble swill become so swank? A trek through Mexico distills all.”