A tour of the Stutzman Farm Tour will be held on Wednesday, April 23rd from 9 AM to 12 PM and will feature the innovative Gothic arch cedar high tunnel that was designed under a United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Innovation Grant awarded to the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District. Presenters will include Sid, Rainie and Sunny Stutzman, and Joanna Tarrazi, Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District Executive Director.
The high tunnel supports both the local forest products industry and local sustainable agriculture. The tour will also highlight the USDA-NRCS and Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association conservation programs and practices that the Stutzmans utilize for their on-farm improvements. Katy Green, MOFGA Organic Transitions Coordinator and David Power, USDA-NRCS Piscataquis County District Conservationist will both answer questions about conservation programs and practices.
To learn more about the Stutzman’s Farm history and also upcoming news and events, visit http://www.mainehighlandsfarmers.com/StutzmansFarm.html and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stutzmans-Farm-Stand-Bakery/110776759000394.
Pre-registration for the Stutzman’s Farm Tour is requested. For more information and to register through the PCSWCD, by phone at 564-2321, extension 3, or by email at email@example.com. Register through MOFGA by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the tour needs to be postponed because of weather, it will be held on Thursday, April 24th and those who are registered to attend the tour will be notified.