Friday, June 6, 2014

5th Annual Farm Workers Festival - Seeking Support

Plans are now being made for the 5th Annual Farm Workers Festival and we need your help.  This event will include workshops that will help keep your workers and their families safe from pesticides, farm equipment, food borne illnesses and many other topics.

The event will be held August 10, 2014, 4 – 7 pm in Jackson Park at the large picnic shelters, next to North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Henderson County Center.    The day’s activities will include a light evening meal for all participants, door prizes, and a day filled with fun, activities, and beneficial workshops. Please encourage your workers to attend and participate.

Would you also consider making a monetary donation to help support the Farm Workers Festival?  Your donation would help to provide the food, door prizes and other materials for this festival.

If you have questions or suggestions for possible workshops, we would love to hear from you.  You can contact this year's coordinator, Renay Knapp at 828/697-4891 or email her at

We appreciate what you do in supporting your workers and the valuable service they provide. 

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.