Cover crops will be covered and solar energy will shine through
The SAES’s 14th annual Small Farms Field day at the University Farm gets underway 8 a.m., Thursday, June 11, and continues to 1 p.m. SAES research scientists, Extension specialists and associates will be sharing what’s been gained from on-farm research into truffles, urban agriculture, summer cover crops for organic as well as conventional vegetable production, solar energy, rain recovery systems for high tunnels, and swine genetics for pastured pork. Field Day will also feature poster presentations of research into animal production and human health, forest farming with medicinal plants, value-added products for grape pomace, and vegetable oil beetle deterrents for cowpea production.
Cards have gone out announcing the field day, but if you know of someone interested in research supporting small-scale agriculture that might not be on the mailing list, feel free to use e-mail to forward along a .pdf.
Lunch will be provided to the first 250 participants. Registration is not required but is suggested. For more information call 336-285-4661 or email Alexis Gaines.