Thursday, Sep 18, 2014
Annual Pumpkin Field Day Attracts Area Farmers
EWING -- It was all about pumpkins in Ewing today. The annual pumpkin field day attracted around a hundred local farmers.
They were able to check out more than 50 varieties of pumpkin plants and talk with representatives from seed and pesticide companies.
"[We aim] to help provide information and bring that information to Southern Illinois to the growers, in an infield fashion, so they cannot only hear it but they get to see it in practice," said Nathan Johanning, University of Illinois extension.
The event is hosted by University of Illinois Extension. Sponsors say the event brought people from all across the state to Franklin County.
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