Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Delta Farm Forum set for Feb. 21

The annual Delta Farm Forum, Feb. 21 in Delta Junction, will draw area growers and the community together to hear about agricultural research, recommendations and farm agency news.

Steve Sparrow
Steve Sparrow, interim SNRE dean and interim director of the Alaska Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, will welcome participants at 9 a.m. Presentations will run until 4:30 p.m. in the Delta High School small gymnasium.

Lloyd Wilhelm will talk about the Farm Service Agency programs and orchard enthusiast Travis Czechowski will talk about production techniques for orchard crops suitable for the Delta area.

Extension veterinarian Dr. Lisa Lunn will address livestock issues, and UAF assistant professor Anna Liljedahl will talk about glacier studies pertaining to local watersheds.

A potluck lunch is planned. The forum is co-sponsored by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service and the Salcha-Delta Soil and Water Conservation District.

See the full agenda at For more information, contact Delta Extension at 907-895-4215 or the conservation district in Delta at 895-6279.

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