Alberta fruit and vegetable field day
July 31, 2012 By Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development
July 31, 2012 – Albertans interested in learning more about direct market fruit and vegetable production should consider attending the Fruit and Vegetable Field Day at Olds College and area on August 21, 2012.
Whether just beginning to look into fruit and vegetable production, a new grower or someone that has been growing for years, there are plenty of opportunities to learn from other growers during the tour stops over the course of the day.
“Participants can learn to recognize different fruit and vegetable insect and disease pests in the lab in the morning,” says Robert Spencer, horticulture specialist with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development. “There will be a tour of the fruit demonstration orchard at Olds College, featuring more than 30 types of different fruit crops. Participants will also have a chance to visit producer operations, including Eagle Creek Farms/Bowden Sun Maze, which features a CSA program, and other direct market production.”
An additional tour stop is being developed, and will also be a great learning opportunity. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to Olds College and between farm operations.
There is no cost for attending, however producers are asked to R.S.V.P. their attendance, as lunch is provided and numbers are needed to help with planning the meal. Participants can register by contacting the Alberta Farm Fresh Producers Association at 1-800-661-2642 or email by August 14, 2012.
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