Spring farm tour is March 29

By: Staff report

LUMBERTON — The local N.C. Cooperative Extension office has scheduled this year’s Spring Alternative Farm Tour for March 29.

Local farmers interested in learning about alternative agricultural techniques should gather by 8 a.m. at O.P. Owens Agriculture Center, located at 455 Caton Road in Lumberton, to register. The tour will depart O.P. Owens at 8:30 a.m.

Tour participants will visit Herndon Farm and New Ground Farm, where they will see the use of alternative systems. Growers will have the opportunity to see an organic produce, a small-scale livestock operation and a high-tunnel production.

The tour is scheduled to end at O.P. Owens by 12:15 p.m.

Transportation and light refreshments will be provided. Those interested in participating must register by March 28.

For more information or to register, contact Nelson Brownlee, Extension Area Farm Management agent, at 910-671-3276 or [email protected]

Staff report