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HONESDALE -- Farmers and their families spend the "2019 Wayne County Ag Day" coming together to learn about new and innovative technologies, services, product lines, machinery and markets available from local agribusinesses, associations and industry supports. It all takes place Monday, February 18, from about 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Honesdale High School gymnasium, 459 Terrace Street., Honesdale.It is also an opportunity for agricultural enthusiasts and those wanting to get into agriculture to learn about their local Ag industry and have a chance to attend educational meetings presented by speakers from across the state.
This year there will be three guest speakers presenting educational meetings during Ag Day. First, Dave Hartman, Penn State Extension Educator from Lycoming County, will be giving a presentation on “Wrangling More Days Out of the Mid-Atlantic Grazing Season” for livestock and dairy producers at 10 a.m. Second, Philip Gottwals, consultant with ACDS, will be giving an update of the findings found in the Wayne County Agricultural Economic Development Plan at 1:30 p.m. This plan has outlined the current status of agriculture in Wayne County, as well as outlines areas of Ag that can be profitable. Finally, Casey Guindon, Penn State Extension in Bradford County, will be offering a Pesticide Education Credits Training, which will be worth 1 Core and 1 Category credit at 10 a.. Those who attend these educational presentations will have the chance to enter a drawing for local product goodies donated by area producers.
Participating exhibitors will have their educational booths set up in the high school gymnasium, and some local farm equipment dealers will have their equipment on display outside of the high school.
During this year’s “2019 Ag Day” Ag industry professionals will act as “Ask the Experts” and offer industry relevant information to interested attendees throughout the day. This year’s list of “Ask the Experts” include:
Other features that will be offered during the “2019 Ag Day” include:
Lunch will be provided by The Red Schoolhouse. There is no charge for attendees, registration is requested by Feb. 11th for lunch by either calling Toll Free 1-877-345-0691 or Online. Walk ins are accepted the day of the event, however registration is appreciated to make sure there is enough food for lunch.
If you have any questions about the event please feel free to contact Chelsea Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 570-253-5970, extension 4110.