Summer time means one thing to many people- FRESH TOMATOES! Come join the Marshall County Extension Staff for a fun filled day of learning, tasting and competition at the inaugural Marshall County Tomato Taste-Off. Topics including tomato pests, general requirements and tomato varieties will be covered in addition to a tomato tasting.
Do you think that you can grow the BEST tomatoes in town? Put your home grown tomatoes and home-made salsa in one of our tomato tasting contests where you are the judge! Contests including Biggest Tomato, Best Cherry Tomato, and Best Taste Overall will be held throughout the event.
After the event, stick around for a BLT lunch featuring locally grown tomatoes!
Are you interested in starting a backyard poultry flock? Are you interesting in small-scale meat or egg production? If so, this program is for you! This program will cover the fundamentals of small-scale poultry production, including breed selection, health and nutrition, bio-security and much more!
Preregistration is required. This event is free and limited to the first 15 registrants.
The Marshall County Extension Office is pleased to announce an exciting agricultural experience to local residents. In cooperation with the Alabama Farmers Federation, Alabama Extension is sponsoring a day of agricultural learning in Marshall County on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.
For this year’s Farm Tours, we have arranged to visit two farms, Sumner Farm and Maggie Valley Berry Patch and Gardens. Sumner Farm, located in the Boaz/Kilpatrick area, is a 162 acre beef cattle and poultry operation, specializing in South Poll Grass Feed Beef Cattle, a hardy grass fed breed. Maggie Valley Berry Patch and Gardens, located in Grant is a commercial horticulture operation with 6 acres of strawberries (70,000 plants), 1 acre of peaches and ¼ acre of blueberries. Both of these farm visits promise to be both educational and pleasing.
In addition to the farm visits, a number of local agricultural leaders will be present to discuss the importance of the agricultural industry in Marshall County and the state of Alabama. At the second visit, lunch will be provided by the Marshall County Master Gardeners. A bus will be available for transportation to and from the farms, but each attendee may drive his/her own vehicle if desired.