Southeastern Alternative Farm Tour Oct. 8

September 29, 2013

Small and part-time farmers and other interested persons will have an opportunity to learn more about alternative crops and enterprises by attending the Southeastern North Carolina Alternative Farm Tour to be held Tuesday, Oct. 8. Transportation will depart from the Sampson County Extension Center, Highway 421 South at 55 Agriculture Place, Clinton, at 8 a.m. and is scheduled to return around 5 p.m. Featured counties will include: Duplin, Sampson, Bladen and Robeson.

This informative and educational tour will visit farm operations that highlight successful small farmers. Growers will have an opportunity to visit a number of production innovations and alternative systems such as utilizing plastic and drip irrigation, high-tunnel greenhouse production, vineyard production, and prawn production. Refreshments will be provided for tour participants. Lunch will be Dutch!

Detailed information concerning the tour is available from James Hartsfield, Extension Area Farm Management Agent with North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Sampson and Duplin County Centers. All interested persons are encouraged to register by calling the Sampson County Center at 592-7161 by Friday, Oct. 4, so transportation can be arranged for you. For accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact the Sampson County Center by today, Oct. 1, at 592-7161.

North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, the two Universities welcome all persons without regard to sexual orientation. North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating.