Down on the farm: Hundreds brave heat for annual farm tour
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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At least 250 people came out to the fourth annual Trigg County Farm Tour, despite the record heat. The first stop on the tour was the Adams Farm (above), where they talked about dark tobacco and their drip irrigation system. Another stop on the tour was the Alexander Farm (below) which also raises dark tobacco.</i>
Franklin Clark/Cadiz Record

At least 250 people came out to the fourth annual Trigg County Farm Tour, despite the record heat. The first stop on the tour was the Adams Farm (above), where they talked about dark tobacco and their drip irrigation system. Another stop on the tour was the Alexander Farm (below) which also raises dark tobacco.

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Despite temperatures of almost 100 degrees Fahrenheit, more than 250 people turned out for the fourth annual Trigg County Farm Tour held Thursday morning.

Starting at 8:30 a.m. and ending with a lunch at 12 noon, people saw the farms of Jimmy, Junior and James Adams, Kevin Alexander, and Tommy and Jodi P’Pool. The emphasis this year was on old family farms in the northern part of the county.

Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries thanked the farm owners and those who helped make the Farm Tour possible, and commented on the drought, and its effect on local agriculture, and he went on to say it’s been “one of those ‘what if’ years.”

“It’s been a long, hard year in a lot of ways for us in Trigg County, agriculture being one of those,” Humphries said. “And I don’t have to tell you as ag people and farmers how tough its been. This is one of those years you try to forget.”

The tour started with the Adams farm, where the focus was on dark tobacco production and the implementation of a drip irrigation system. Junior Adams said that with their drip irrigation system, they only lowered the local pond by two inches, and that if they had drained that pond, their cattle wouldn’t have anything to drink.

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