Beltsville Agricultural Research Center Bus Tour
APRIL 9, 2019
6AM - 5PM
$25 per person
includes bus transportation, breakfast and lunch
Seats are limited.
Board the bus from one of three locations (see below):
6:15 AM Depart from (1) VSU Randolph Farm OR (2) The Carver Center
7:50 AM Depart from (3) Spotsylvania Towne Centre, Fredericksburg
9:30 AM Arrive at Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (Maryland)
Tour the Beltsville Agriculture Research Center (BARC) laboratories, greenhouse and environmental facilities to learn about the wide variety of research projects that are conducted including fruit and vegetable improvement, cropping systems, plant disease agents, insect pests, genomics, environmental studies and human nutrition.
See research related to livestock production at the Dairy area of BARC related to dairy cows as well as poultry, bees, goats and pigs.
2:00 PM Depart from Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
3:30 PM Arrive at Spotsylvania Towne Center, Fredericksburg
5:00 PM Arrive at VSU Randolph Farm OR The Carver Center
For information, contact Small Farm Outreach Agent Vernon Heath at (804) 892-4518, vheath@vsu. edu or call the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292.
If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-3292 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.