Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Conservation Field Tour

The Jefferson Institute will host a Conservation Field Tour at the Jefferson Farm, 4800 New Haven Road, Columbia, MO from 8:00 to 10:30 am on Thursday, August 12.

This tour will include speakers on the following topics: soil conservation and water quality, rain gardens, permeable parking, establishing wildlife habitat (including for quail), and pond management. 
Visitors will be able to take a one hour wagon tour to hear the speakers and see various demonstrations at the Jefferson Farm. or take a self-guided tour around the farm. The program will be of interest to rural landowners, farmers, and other individuals interested in conservation. Visitors may come for any portion of the time period listed above.

In addition to conservation demonstrations, the Jefferson Farm has demonstrations of over 250 varieties of economic plants, including vegetables, fruits, grains and oilseeds, and bioenergy crops. For more information, call 449-3518 (mornings are best).

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