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Small Farm Expo slated for Saturday at fairgrounds

Puget Sound-area small farmers and rural landowners can get the most current information on livestock, crop and resource technologies, land management and more at the third annual Small Farm Expo, which will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the at the King County Fairgrounds in Enumclaw.

The Small Farm Expo has expanded this year to include valuable landscaping information in addition to livestock and crop production resources. The Expo will feature hands-on demonstrations, exhibits, educational presentations, vendors and more.

Highlights of the fee Expo will include:

€ Presentations on topics such as drought-tolerant garden plants, recognizing beneficial insects, as well as mud, manure and pasture management.

€ Landscaping, crop production and livestock vendor displays and equipment.

€ Exhibits and demonstrations on crop production and livestock (including horses).

€ Advice from experts at WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center, Washington State Department of Agriculture and King Conservation District.

€ King County 4-H sponsored youth poultry show.

€ Concessions on site.

The event is sponsored by WSU Extension in King and Pierce counties, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks and King and Pierce Conservation Districts. For information, call Mary Ann Bentley at 206-205-3206 or visit www.metrokc.gov/wsu-ce/farmexpo

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