Preregister by Friday for June 26 crop tour in Nezperce

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NEZPERCE — Preregister by this Friday for the Prairie Area Crop and Conservation Tour, set for Tuesday, June 26.

All farmers and ranchers, agri-support personnel, and other interested persons are welcome to attend this morning tour of the Prairie Area grain industry and a hosted breakfast.

The tour will begin with a hosted breakfast at 7 a.m. at the American Legion Hall in Nezperce. During breakfast Brett Wilder, University of Idaho graduate student, will present grain marketing information that he developed as an intern for the Idaho Barley Commission. 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 annual forages and cover crops for the Camas Prairie. Speakers will include University of Idaho research and extension personnel. The tour will conclude by noon.

Participants need to pre-register by calling the Lewis County Extension Office at 208-937-2311. Certified Crop Advisor and pesticide applicator credits are applied for.

The tour is presented in cooperation with University of Idaho Extension, Lewis County Soil Conservation District, Lewis County Wheat Growers, Idaho/Lewis Crops Extension Advisory Committee, and Idaho County Grain Producers. Many thanks to our sponsors: McGregor Company, Columbia Grain, CHS Primeland Cooperatives, Nezperce Ag, Seeds Inc., Bell Equipment, St. John Hardware & Implement Co. Inc., Stonebraker McQuary Insurance, Northwest Farm Credit Services (Cottonwood), and Simplot/Jacklin Seed.

Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations need to contact the Lewis County Extension Office by Friday, June 22, 208-937-2311.

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