STAPLES, Minn. — The 2017 Field Day will appeal to five audiences:
Local Foods/Growing Food: This audience can expect to see some of the latest work in the areas of pears, garden vegetables, apple orcharding, high tunnel use, and several berry species.
Another audience appeal: Farmers who grow agronomic crops to see the work in the area of in-furrow treatments, nitrogen application rates and their effects on plant growth, and several variety trials with representative exhibiting during the day.
Third audience focus is in the area cover crops, grazing, and combining livestock into crop rotations. This tour will start and end at the Ag & Energy center as well as see a couple off-site applications of this land use concept.
Fourth audience, those who wish to learn about water quality, environmental impacts of farming on coarse sandy soils – please come and share in the tour of the Byron site – bus leaves at 10:30.
Finally, for those who want to come and just “see” agriculture, drive some new equipment, bring your children to participate in the children’s program where they will be able to ride a tractor, dig and take potatoes, and experience flying a drone. Adults will have much of the same activities to learn about the industry of agriculture.
For all who attend there is a complimentary lunch, the ice cream social, and bring a sample of your tap water to have it tested free for nitrate content.
Senator Paul Gazelka will be joining us at the luncheon program along with other staff from our federal legislators who will be sharing during lunch as well.
All are welcome to attend. For more information please call 218-894-5141/218-894-5123 or visit: http://www.clcmn.edu/events/field-day/ See you on the 25th!
Click here for a flyer: 2017 Field Day flier
— Central Lakes College
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