Agriculture Glance 1-6-13
Master Gardener Cynthia Peck will present the program, Nutrient Deficiency: How to Tell and What to Do, at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Yuma Main Library, 2951 S. 21st Drive. For more information, call 782-1871.
Learn how to add the proper nutrients to soil to keep your plants and trees healthy. There is no charge to attend.
Upcoming topics in the Yuma Garden Series include Citrus Care and Culture in February and Proper Irrigation in March. Meet fellow gardening enthusiasts and learn how to make things grow in Arizona.
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. Agri-U will be offered in two sessions from Jan. 7 to Feb. 9 and Feb. 11 to March 15.
Ten educational seminars, sponsored by the Arizona Western College, will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays at the AWC 3C Building. Topics will range from soils to seeds to immigration issues and how they affect the area's produce industry. Featured speakers will be leaders in the local agriculture industry and from AWC and the University of Arizona.
Local chefs Tina Clark and Alex Trujillo will provide cooking demos using locally grown ingredients and include one specialty crop provided by Foxy Produce.
A behind-the-scenes Feed the Nation field trip will be hosted by Bobbi McDermott, a retired agriculture and water specialist, and include information about how the vegetables get from the fields to the retailers.
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.