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White County Crop Tour scheduled for August 26

The 20th annual White County Crop Tour will be held on Friday, August 26, 2016.

Individuals are invited for breakfast refreshments the morning of the program starting at 7:00 a.m. in the basement meeting room of the Farm Bureau Building in Carmi. Teams will depart beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Participants will be assigned to one of the 10 townships in the county. Data from at least 10 different locations in each township will be collected. Groups will then return to the Farm Bureau Building by 11:00 a.m. for lunch and for the accumulation of the data. The complete report will be available to attendees during lunch, and will be released to the public the following day.

“This event would not be possible without the volunteers,” said Doug Anderson, Manager of the White County Farm Bureau. “Even if you haven’t participated in the past, we would like to invite you to participate in this year’s crop tour.”

If any farmer does not wish to have crop tour participants enter their fields to collect data, they are encouraged to contact the Farm Bureau office prior to the day of the event.

The crop tour is sponsored by the White County Farm Bureau, Wabash Valley Service Company, and Consolidated Grain & Barge in Enfield. Data from the crop tour will be posted to White County Farm Bureau website at following the completion of the tour. For more information on the White County Crop Tour, or to sign up to participate, you can reach the Farm Bureau office at (618) 382-8512.