In conjunction with the NC Blueberry Festival, NC Cooperative Extension and NC State University are hosting tours of the Horticulture Crops Research Farm on Saturday, June 18, 2022. NCSU faculty and NC Cooperative Extension Agents will lead the tours and answer questions about blueberries on the bus ride down and the bus ride back. The buses are air-conditioned, water will be available. Sunscreen is recommended!!
Take a two-hour side trip and get back to Burgaw in plenty of time to enjoy the NC Blueberry Festival. Reservations on Eventbrite are required to board a bus. The ride is FREE. Education is invaluable.
All tours will leave the front parking lot of the Pender County Agriculture Building at 801 S Walker St, Burgaw, NC 28425
You will only be allowed to board a bus with an Eventbrite ticket. If anyone wishes to drive themselves and follow the bus to the research station they are welcome to do so.
There will be NCSU faculty at stations who will talk about blueberry plant breeding, nutritional research, and harvesting.
Tour #1: Departs at 8:30 AM. Returns at 10:30 AM
Tour #2: Departs at 9:30 AM. Returns at 11:30 AM
Tour #3: Departs at 10:30 AM. Returns at 12:30 PM
Tour #4: Departs at 11:30 AM. Returns at 1:30 PM
For more information call 910-259-1235.