Demonstration Field Day in Roanoke, To Bring District and Regional Conservationists to the Area this Saturday
Craig Johnson, Regional NRCS Conservationist, Gene Thornton, and Eddie May, Exec. Dir. Coosa Valley Resource Conservation District, check on the progress of vegetables being grown on plastic mulch at Thornton's farm.
A Plastic-Culture/USDA-EQIP Demonstration Field Day will be held this coming Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Gene Thornton’s Sneaky Crow Farm in Roanoke, Alabama between the hours of 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.
The Sneaky Crow Farm is one of nine USDA Certified Organic farms in operation in the State of Alabama. Craig Johnson, NRCS Conservationist, Eddie May, Executive Director of the Coosa Valley Resource Conservation District, are expected to be present to demonstrate how farmers can use Plastic-Culture techniques to enhance vegetable crop production for both organic and conventional applications.
The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) natural resources conservation programs help people reduce soil erosion, enhance water supplies, improve water quality, increase wildlife habitat, and reduce damages caused by floods and other natural disasters. Public benefits include enhanced natural resources that help sustain agricultural productivity and environmental quality while supporting continued economic development, recreation, and scenic beauty.
The Field day is open to the public.
Sneaky Crow Farm is located at 3864 County Road 79 (5 Miles North East Of Hwy 431) in Roanoke, Alabama 36274. County Road 79 is located approximately one mile north of Downtown Roanoke. To learn more about the Demonstration Day, or for more information please contact Gene Thornton at 334.863.4670, Eddie May at 256.283.1208 or Elijah Moore At 256.343.3596.
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