‘Field to Table – Consumer Night’ project scheduled for Sept. 4

'Field to Table – Consumer Night' project scheduled for Sept. 4 The second annual "Field to Table – Consumer Night," will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Coffee Cup parking lot at the junction of Hwy. 50 and I-29. The "Field to Table" project is an in-field classroom that allows students (grades three to five) to get a first-hand look at corn and soybeans as they grow in the field. "Consumers Night" is the public's opportunity for a unique look at farming. This experience will offer people the chance to learn about agriculture and crop production.

The public will be able to see examples of what types of products are produced from corn, soybeans, wheat and oats. People will also have the opportunity to learn about the operation of a farm, how our local commodities are grown, and what our local crops are used for in our everyday lives. We will also be addressing modern production issues, food safety, biotechnology and genetically engineered crops.

This event is free to the public. We will be serving hot dogs, chips and pop. We will also have music and drawings for prizes that are made from locally grown agricultural products. "Consumer Night" is sponsored by Clay, Union and Yankton Cooperative Extension Service, Meckling, Vermillion and Union fertilizer companies, First Dakota National Bank, Hy-Vee, Clay County Farm Bureau, Chestermans, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council, South Dakota Soybean Council and South Dakota Soybean Association.

For more information call the Clay County Cooperative Extension Service at 605-677-7111.

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