Ag in action: Twilight Tour offers look at agriculture research in S. Idaho

Published: Jul. 20, 2016 at 11:47 AM MDT
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University of Idaho Professor Don Morshita speaks with KMVT about the biennial Twilight Tour. The event is Wednesday night at the University of Idaho farm in Kimberly.

The event will address how agriculture affects us all in the Magic Valley.

This year’s event theme is ‘Growing knowledge for growing food’. The event is open to the public and is Wednesday, July 20 from 5-8 pm.

According to a news release, the event is an opportunity for the University of Idaho to showcase some of the research and extension projects related to the increasing knowledge about growing food that are taking place across southern Idaho.

Displays and exhibits will provide information about potatoes, wheat and barley, sugar beets, dry beans, plant diseases, insects, weeds, nutrient management, water conservation and management, food preservation, nutrition, 4-H and many other things.

UI President Chuck Staben and College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Dean Michael Parrella along with Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station Director Mark McGuire and Extension Director Barbara Petty all plan to attend.