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2010 Delta Farm Tour

Tour Information

Thursday, July 15, 2010

9:30 am to 4:30 pm

The tour begins at the Jarvis Office building (next to the State Troopers) at Mile 1420.5 on the Alaska Highway in Delta Junction.

Fairbanks area folks may ride the motor coach that will be leaving that morning from the Extension Office at 1000 University Avenue at 7:30 AM.

Fegistration fee is $45 per person and includes a locally grown lunch. It is an additional $10 for those riding the motor coach from Fairbanks.

HURRY! Tour participants MUST register before July 1st.

Please make your check payable to the delta Farm Bureau and mail it to: PO Box 760 Delta Junction, AKĀ  99737.

Or pay via Pay Pal from the Alaska Farm Bureau website at http://akfb.fb.org.

For Registration information call 907-895-4752.

Read more about the Tour!

The Delta Farm Bureau’s annual farm tour will give you the opportunity to see Alaska agriculture in action in the Delta Junction area.

The tour begins at Russ and Jeannie Pinkelman’s hog operation which will erase everything you thought you knew about pigs – they are clean animals and want to be kept clean.

The next stop will be at the UAF’s Experiment Farm where you will learn about the research crops and activities that are being conducted this year.

Lunch will be at the Snowhook Club, featuring locally grown foods. The menu includes buffalo burgers, steak fries, potato salad, a tossed salad, rhubarb crisp and ice cream.

The Peterson’s insanity Acres grain farm is next on your itinerary. It is a grain farm and you will see their new high tunnel as well as learn about financial assistance with the purchasing ad operation of a high tunnel.

The tour continues to Scott and Connie Plagerman’s farm where you will see their irrigation system and learn about the practices and automation on a large scale hay operation.

The last farm visited will be Phil and Mary Kaspari’s yak farm where you will learn about their livestock management practices.

The tour ends with a visit to Delta Meat and Sausage. This USDA slaughter facility sells a variety of local meats such as beef, pork, elk, yak and buffalo. They also process summer sausage, meati sticks as well as brauts and hotdogs made from all of the above meats. You will enjoy the treats on the sample trays and have the opportunity to make a purchase if you desire.

Enjoy the luxury of riding in a motor coach this year! The infamous school bus is not making the trip!

The bus will leave the Cooperative Extension Office at 1000 University Avenue (former University Park Elementary School) at 7:30 am.

There will be complimentary juice and sweet rolls to enjoy on the ride to Delta.

The bus will leave Delta Junction promptly at 9:30 am from the Jarvis Office building at Mile 1420.5 of the Alaska Highway (next to the State Troopers). Registration, coffee and doughnuts begin at 9 am for the Delta Area people.

The tour will arrive back there at 4:30 pm. The bus will leave from here at 5 pm for the trip back to Fairbanks.

You will be outdoors most of the day and walking is involved. Comfortable shoes, layered clothing and water bottles are recommended.

Young children should not attend for their own safety as well for the enjoyment of others.

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