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Tour June 29 on Camas Prairie grain industry

— Farmers, ranchers, agri-support personnel and others interested are invited to attend a morning tour of the Camas Prairie grain industry and a hosted breakfast on Thursday, June 29.

The Prairie Area Crop and Conservation Tour will start with a 7 a.m. breakfast at the Craigmont Community Center and concludes at noon. Speakers will include University of Idaho research and extension staff.

Leading off the event, Ken Hart, U of I Extension Educator, will present information about his recent work with farmer cooperatives in Africa. Participants will board a tour bus at 8 a.m. Tour topics include spring wheat and barley varieties, pea and lentil varieties, spring/winter canola/rapeseed variety nurseries, winter wheat nurseries, and cover crops for the Camas Prairie.

Participants are asked to preregister by June 23 by calling the Lewis County Extension Office, 937-2311. Certified Crop Advisor and pesticide applicator credits are applied for.

The tour is presented in cooperation with U of I Extension, Lewis County Soil Conservation District, Lewis County Wheat Growers, Idaho/Lewis Crops Extension Advisory Committee, and Idaho County Grain Producers.

Sponsors include McGregor Company, Columbia Grain, Primeland Cooperatives, Nezperce Ag. Seeds Inc., Stonebraker McQuary Insurance, St. John’s Hardware and Implement Co., Northwest Farm Credit Services (Cottonwood) and Simplot/Jacklin Seed.


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