Hamilton County Farm Tour Is July 17

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Hamilton County Farm Tour has been scheduled for Thursday, July 17.   

Two air-conditioned school buses have been reserved and will pull out from the J Merle Crawley Agriculture Service Center at 9 a.m. and returns at 3:30 p.m. 

The first stop will be the Chattanooga Food Bank off of Amnicola Highway where guests will tour the facility then meet the new Harvested Here Food Hub Director Ray Rollison and have a discussion of what the Food Hub is all about.  

After the Food Bank guests will go to the AT&T Field, home of the Chattanooga Lookouts.  There they will have lunch and during lunch Gene Hyde, city forester for Chattanooga, will discuss the issues with the Emerald Ash Borer.  While at AT&T Field, guests will meet with the groundskeeper to discuss keeping up with the field and the responsibilities of the ballpark. They will tour the facility and discuss the impact they make on the economics of the area.  

The next stop will be Crabtree Farms for a tour of their facility and learn about what they are producing.   

The cost for the tour, including lunch, is $5.  Make checks payable to Hamilton County, SCD.  The registration deadline is July 14. 

For more information or to make a reservation call Renita (Shorty) Beaty, Hamilton County Soil Conservation District, at 894-1687 ext. 3

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