MADISON COUNTY —
Make plans to attend the Annual Madison County Extension Farm Field Day on Thursday Sept. 5, starting at 5 p.m.
Our host farm this year is Berea College Farm at Hunt Acres in Berea.
Field day topics include:
• Summer Annual Cover Crops for Grazing Cattle
• Pasture Poultry and Egg Production
• Tilapia, Catfish, Hybrid Bluegill Production
• Shiitake Mushroom Production
• Optional tours include swine and goats.
Please note: these stops will be on a walking tour of the farm, so prepare accordingly.
A meal will be served with locally sourced meat. Please call us at 623-4072 for meal reservations. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs!
Special thanks to this year’s sponsors: Berea College, Bevins of Richmond, Bluegrass Stockyards of Richmond, Central Kentucky Ag Credit, Farm Credit Services of Mid America, Madison County Beef Cattle Association, Madison County Conservation District, Madison County Farm Bureau, Montgomery Farm and Garden, Northside Equipment, Southern States of Richmond and Tri-County Fertilizer.
Take Exit 77 from Interstate 75, go east on Walnut Meadow Road, turn right on KY 595, travel past the entrance to Kentucky Artisan Center. Travel a half mile; turn right into Berea College Farm (Hunt Acres). Signs will be posted.
Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.
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