Agriculture glance 1-27-13
Agri-U features seminars, cooking, field trip
Yuma's Agri-University, a new agriculture education program launched this year by the Yuma Visitors Bureau, includes five weeks of seminars with a field trip and culinary class. The second session of Agri-U will be offered Feb. 11 to March 15.
To register for Agri-U, stop by the Yuma Visitor Information Center in the Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park, call 1-800-293-0071 or download the registration form from www.visityuma.com. Cost is $150 and includes a free ticket to Yuma Lettuce Days Culinary Festival.
Agriculture census forms due
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urged farmers to complete forms for the Census of Agriculture if they haven't already done so. The completed forms are due by Feb. 4. Farmers can return their forms by mail or online at the secure website www.agcensus.usda.gov.
Federal law requires all agricultural producers to participate in the census. All individual information is kept confidential.
For more information about the census, call 1-888-424-7828.
The census is the only source of uniform, comprehensive and impartial agricultural data for every county in the nation, and helps policy makers as they make decisions about farm safety net programs and policies.