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Heather McNeil-Nazareth

(609) 586-9603


NJ Farmers invited to tour Evergreen Farm and learn about NRCS conservation programs

(HAMILTON) October 1, 2012 – New Jersey Farmers are invited to attend a farm tour and workshop on October 22, 2012, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, at Evergreen Farm in Yardville, NJ. The evening will begin with a farm tour, followed by an introduction to useful conservation practices and programs offering technical and financial assistance from the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). USDA-NRCS technical experts will be on hand to answer questions and take applications from those who wish to sign up for NRCS assistance.

Rutgers specialists will also present research about key orchard pests, including the brown marmorated stink bug, along with strategies for integrated pest management.

This free workshop is sponsored by USDA-NRCS, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, and the Mercer County Soil Conservation District. Our host site is Evergreen Farm, where the Kim family produces specialty fruit including Asian pear, jujube, white peach, Korean grape and a variety of vegetables. Light refreshments will be provided, including samples of the recent harvest.

Registration is required. Reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities is available. Please request any necessary disability accommodation when you register.

If English language assistance is needed, please indicate your native language at the time of registration, and every effort will be made to accommodate these requests.

Registration is requested by October 17, 2012. Download the registration form from www.nj.nrcs.usda.gov/about/events/ or call the Mercer County Soil Conservation District at (609) 586-9603.