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Hardin and LaRue County Conservation Districts have collaborated to offer a free area agriculture tour, open to all Hardin and LaRue County residents.
On Wednesday, June 20, tour participants will visit Bob Wade Jr.’s farm in Hardin County that illustrates an elaborate irrigation system and technological implementation in a large grain production.
From there, buses will travel to the LaRue County Environmental Education Center on Leafdale Road, about three miles from Hodgenville. There, participants will meet with a Division of Forestry representative and learn about woodland management while experiencing the historical site in Hodgenville.
A National Resources Conservation Service representative will also be on site to discuss native grasses and management of plots. Participants will enjoy a lunch served by LaRue County Cattleman's Association and a cupcake dessert provided by a local baker.
After lunch, buses will travel to Hart County to observe the Hart County Produce Auction. A representative there will outline the operation and its formation. The tour will conclude as buses travel to the Detweiler Country Store. This business will showcase Amish culture and participants will have the opportunity to peruse homemade baskets, gifts, fabric and farm supplies.
Lunch will be provided to participants.
Buses will be at the park and ride in Elizabethtown for participants to board at 8:30 a.m. and will depart for the first tour site at 8:45 a.m.
Participants can expect to arrive at the drop-off point to go home at about 4 p.m. or earlier.
Pre-registration is required for seating and meal purposes. Call the Hardin County Conservation District at 270-765-2273 or the LaRue County Conservation District at 270-358-3132 with the number attending. RSVPs are needed no later than Tuesday, June 12.