Despite heat, good turnout for Farm Tour
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jul 24, 2013 | 134 134 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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The corn crop at the Vinson Farm (above) is much higher and greener this year than it was last year.</i>
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The corn crop at the Vinson Farm (above) is much higher and greener this year than it was last year.

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Trigg County Extension Agent David Fourqurean (left) interviewed Shane Patterson (right) and Nick and Heather Woodruff about their decisions to return to Seven Springs Farms at the second stop on the Fifth Annual Trigg County Farm Tour.</i>
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Trigg County Extension Agent David Fourqurean (left) interviewed Shane Patterson (right) and Nick and Heather Woodruff about their decisions to return to Seven Springs Farms at the second stop on the Fifth Annual Trigg County Farm Tour.

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The fifth annual Trigg County Farm Tour was successful, in spite of high temperatures and humidity and thunder rumbling in the distance, said Trigg County Extension Agent David Fourqurean.

With about 250 people attending, the crowd was at least as large as in previous years, and plans are already underway for a sixth annual Trigg County Farm Tour next summer, said Fourqurean.

The point of the farm tours, Fourqurean said, is to educate the public about what is happening in agriculture and about how agriculture works. The farm tour was a staple of Trigg County before a 10-year hiatus, but it was revived in 2009.

“It’s a great way to show people how important agriculture is to Trigg County,” Fourqurean said. “The main thing is that agriculture is alive in Trigg County, and we’re a viable commodity, I guess you could call it.

This particular tour included stops about beef cattle, young people in agriculture, row crops and tobacco, starting at Kyler Bridge Company, proceeding to the Herbert Braboy Farm, goin to the Ned Davis Farm and finally stopping at Vinson Farms, after which tour goers had lunch at the home of Craig and Stephanie Perry.

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