Forestry and pecan orchard tour on offer

Apr. 29, 2014 @ 11:27 AM

Franklin County will offer an educational forestry and pecan orchard tour May 8.

Participants may register from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. May 8 in the parking lot at 103 S. Bickett Blvd., Louisburg.

In the morning, there will be tours of three forestry management tracts, a tour showcasing hunting lease management opportunities and several interspersed educational programs.

Participants will be asked to carpool to the various sites.

A beef brisket lunch will take place in the annex meeting room at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Center.

Following lunch, a tour will be held on pecan orchard management with N.C. State University pecan specialist Mike Parker.

There is no attendance fee. Area timber businesses are sponsoring the tours and lunch.

Those planning to attend should contact Martha Mobley, Franklin County agricultural extension agent, at (919) 496-3344 or martha_mobley@ncsu.edu before May 5 to reserve lunch.