Sat., September 09, 2017 at 9:00am
Sat., September 09, 2017 at 4:00pm
2265 Rockland Nickleville Rd
FRANKLIN, Pa. — The Venango Conservation District will hold its first Agriculture Awareness Day at Baytree Farm, owned and operated by Warren and Liz Thomas.
Baytree Farm is a 180-acre acre a grass-fed commercial lamb operation, currently raising 200 adult ewes for various markets and individual sales. In addition to lambs, the farm grows and direct markets pumpkins and fall decorations at the farm.
Agriculture Awareness Day will showcase everything that agriculture has to offer for both farmers and consumers of Venango County and the surrounding areas. Displays and demonstrations will be held throughout the day by local agriculture agencies, businesses, and producers.
Agricultural and conservation practices will demonstrate best management practices to help conserve farm land, reduce non-point source pollution, and improve water quality. Demonstrations include: drones, NRCS rainfall simulator, a conveyor belt diversion demo, and programs available to farmers.
There will also be children’s activities and food from local vendors.
Details. Agriculture Awareness Day is free to attend and registration is not required. Contact the Venango Conservation District at 814-676-2832 or visit venangocd.org for more information.