PLASTICULTURE FIELD DAY SET JUNE 28 AT HORNSBY FARM
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Roger Hornsby farm in north Macon County will be the site of a Plasticulture Field Day on Thursday, June 28, 9:30 a.m.-noon, according to the Small Farmers Marketing and Education Committee (SFMEC) which will host the event.
|Plasticulture Field Day will feature trip to farm.|
The program will consist of how to plan a field for laying plastic, the setting of the bedder and plastic laying machine for laying plastic, and making a marketing plan for the crops grown.
Two programs which help farmers get into plasticulture, the -- Natural Resources Conservation Service's Equip Program and the SFMEC's Plasticulture Project -- will be explained. A "Food Safety: Farm to Table" program will also be presented.
Participants are asked to gather at the farm at 9:30 a.m. with presentations starting at 10 a.m., and concluding with a barbecue lunch at noon. There are no charges for the field day or lunch.
To reach the Hornsby farm, take Interstate 85 to Exit 32 (Tuskegee-Franklin exit) and follow Highway 49 North for about three miles. The farm is just a few hundred yards past Cross Creek Bridge.
To register for the event, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Harold McLemore at (334) 240-7197 and leave a message.
This field day is sponsored and funded by SFMEC through grants provided by the USDA, Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries and the Mid-South RC&D.
For those unable to attend, another Plasticulture Field Day is being planned for the Selma area in late August or early September.