If you have signed up to participate the 2017 Blount County 4-H Chick Chain Project, I have provided some important dates, documents and links that will be helpful as you begin your project.
Dates to Remember:
April 18 — Mandatory Meeting May 3 — Chick Pick-up at Extension Office June-July — Home Visits will take place September 16 — Chick Chain Show and Auction
Home Visitation Report
Feed Ration Worksheet
Poultry Record Keeping Guide
Chick Chain Donor Form
Show and Auction Flyer
DIY Brooder Example
DIY Chicken Coops
Agri-tourism can take many forms. Roadside stands and farmers’ markets offer farm-fresh produce and interaction with growers. Farms may open to the public for wildlife watching and hunting. Ag tours, on farm bed-and-breakfasts, and dude ranches give tourists the fresh air, open space, and relaxation of country life.
U-pick operations, pumpkin patches, Christmas tree farms, hay mazes, farm-animal petting zoos, wine tasting, ag heritage museums, festivals, and fairs all attract visitors.
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High tunnel and greenhouse production of vegetable and fruit crops is a topic that producers have shown an interest in recently. Utilizing plastic structures allow producers to extend their season, both in spring and fall, and increase sales. High tunnel production programs have been conducted by Extension Agents in the region, giving producers access to the latest information on production and resources. For more information, contact Michael Reeves.