Twilight Chestnut Field Day

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Chinese chestnut

Photo by Dr. Mike Parker.

Come explore the opportunities available for growing local chestnuts!

North Carolina Cooperative Extension has organized a Twilight Field Day on Tuesday September 26 to feature Chestnut Production at High Rock Farm in Gibsonville, NC. The field day will begin at 5:00 pm.

Location:
High Rock Farm
960 High Rock Rd
Gibsonville, NC 27249

This Field Day is intended for anyone interested in growing chestnuts, including experienced chestnut growers, farmers looking for a new enterprise, and beginner farmers.

High Rock Farm is the largest chestnut orchard in the mid-Atlantic region. The farm will be in the middle of the chestnut harvesting period during the field day. Participants will be able to look at mature trees, observe harvest techniques, and discuss orchard planning, tree planting, tree care, and pest control!

Visit the High Rock Farm website.

NCDA has approved this program for 2 NC Pesticide Credits in subclasses N, O, D, and X.

There is no cost to attend but pre-registration is required. Contact Kathryn Holmes, Rockingham County Cooperative Extension Agent at kathryn_holmes@ncsu.edu or 336-342-8238 for more information or to register.

The entire event will be outside so dress accordingly.

Written By

Photo of Debbie Roos, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie RoosExtension Agent, Agriculture - Sustainable / Organic Production (919) 542-8244 debbie_roos@ncsu.eduChatham County, North Carolina
Updated on Aug 24, 2017
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