“Raising Farm Profits” Farmer Bus Tour

Monday, Aug. 31-Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2009

The goal of this tour is to provide farmers a chance to learn from successful and innovative farming ventures in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. There are many options for farmers to increase their profits and many obstacles to overcome. Hands-on demonstrations and first-hand explanations can help people see the results for themselves. The stops chosen for the tour offer diverse and practical examples of what farmers can do to help their bottom line while using sustainable practices and improving community relations. Major focuses of the tour include direct marketing, value-added products, soil conservation and season extension.

The cost for the tour is $25 and includes food and lodging.

For additional information call (302) 857-6462 or go to http://www.rec.udel.edu/update09/bustour.pdf.