Annual wheat tour set for Wednesday

Annual wheat tour set for Wednesday

Wheat growers will not want to miss the annual K-State Research and Extension -
McPherson County "Wheat Demonstration Plot" tour to be held Wednesday, May 22.  It all starts at the Marquette plot at 9 a.m., where cooperators Duane and Mike Patrick have 13 different varieties on display.

Following is the agenda for the entire day:

9 a.m. - Patrick Plot

1 p.m. - Arlyss & Ricky Schroeder plot (4 miles West and 1 mile North of Inman)

5 p.m. - Neal Galle plot (3 miles North and 1.5 miles East of Moundridge)

A free barbecue, sponsored by MKC will be held following the Galle plot tour. Stu Duncan, Area Extension Agronomist for KSRE, will be the tour discussion leader this year.

Farmers markets scheduled

Anyone wanting to buy fresh produce, baked goods, eggs, or cut flowers will want to shop at the Farmers Markets in McPherson or Moundridge.

The first McPherson market will be held every Saturday starting may 25 at the 4-H Fairgrounds from 8 to noon.  Another Farmers Market site will be held downtown at the plaza during the week.  Set starting dates and times have not yet been set, but it will be during the late afternoonevening hours.

Moundridge's Farmers Market will be starting May 18, open from 8 - 11 a.m.  They also plan to have a Tuesday market starting later in June.  It will be held at the Agriculture Museum in Moundridge.

Jonie James is a McPherson County Extension agent for agriculture.