Ag Day at Wayne County fairgrounds

Posted 4/27/22

HONESDALE, PA — The 2022 Wayne County Ag Day is scheduled for Friday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, 270 Miller Dr.

It’s an opportunity for the local …

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Ag Day at Wayne County fairgrounds

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HONESDALE, PA — The 2022 Wayne County Ag Day is scheduled for Friday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, 270 Miller Dr.

It’s an opportunity for the local agricultural communities to learn about new and innovative technologies, services, product lines, machinery and the markets available. It is also a chance for agricultural enthusiasts and those wanting to get into agriculture to learn about their local ag industry and attend workshops presented by Penn State Extension educators and other industry professionals from across the state.

This year there are four guest speakers.

Krystal Snyder, Penn State Extension horticulture educator, who will discuss “Market Gardening—What You Need to Know” at 10 a.m. in the beef barn.

Melanie Barkley is the livestock educator for Penn State Extension in Bradford County. She’ll teach a workshop titled “It’s a Wormy Deal,” from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m in the sheep and goat barn. Barkley will give an overview of the internal parasite life cycle and provide techniques to prevent parasite infection in sheep and goats. Participants will also learn to assess anemia levels in sheep and goats. This program will cost attendees an additional $25 to cover the cost of handout materials, scorecards and other workshop costs. Payment can be made during Ag Day registration or at the event, but registration is highly recommended.

Craig Williams, Penn State Extension dairy educator, will present “Mortality Composting, the Good, the Bad and the Animal Disease Response Scenario” starting at 1 p.m. in the beef barn.

Dave Hartman, a livestock educator from Penn State Extension, will give a presentation titled “A Dozen Practices to Make Your Grazing Program More Effective in 2022” at 1 p.m. in the sheep and goat barn.

Exhibitors will have their booths set up in the dairy barn, and some local farm equipment dealers will have their equipment on display down the midway.

There will be much more on offer, including experts to consult on topics ranging from maple syrup to wells.

The local-products bar offers samples of milk, cheese, ice cream and specialty meats from local producers like Hardler Farms and Creamworks Creamery.

Lunch will be prepared by the Red Schoolhouse.

Some health screenings will be provided for area farmers and their family members.

There is no charge to attend. Registration for lunch is requested by Monday, May 2. To register, call 877/345-0691 or visit  extension.psu.edu/wayne-county-ag-day.

For more information, email Chelsea Hill at cbh5097@psu.edu or call 570/253-5970, ext. 4110.

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