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TWRA co-sponsors small farm expo

TWRA co-sponsors small farm expo
Nashville – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be one of the co-sponsors of the Sixth Annual Small Farm Expo to be held at the Otis Floyd Nursery Research Center in McMinnville. The event will take place on July 15 beginning at 8 a.m. and end with the Tennessee Small Farmer Recognition Program which starts at noon.
The event is being moved to McMinnville after flood damage to the original event site, the Tennessee State University Agricultural Research and Education Center.
This year’s expo will include educational sessions on organic crop production, plant diseases and insects, new forages, marketing small farm products, new hydrangeas, grafting and budding, grants and other funding for small farm operations, exhibits by various agricultural agencies and laboratory tours. A special after-lunch session will highlight correct storage of pesticides and a demonstration of the new greenhouse plastic recycling program at the Nursery Research Center.
TWRA will also host a booth featuring information on wildlife habitat and conservation programs. The deadline date for registration is Monday, July 5. To register, contact Bridgette Collins at (615) 963-5705 or e-mail bbush@tnstate.edu.
For more information about the 2010 Tennessee Small Farmer Recognition Program, call (615) 963-1561 or visit www.tnstate.edu/agfacs.
WCP 7.01.10

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