Wednesday, September 21, 2011

University of Idaho, Parma Research Station Tour


Photo by Steve Ritter

Annual Fruit Tour a U of I Success!

Parma--Tables lined with amber-ripe peaches, purple grapes, red, yellow and green apples; proof positive of a bountiful harvest at the University of Idaho’s Parma Research and Extension Center.

On Tuesday the Center hosted its annual pomology program fruit field day in lush orchards to an appreciative crowd. U of I President Dr. Duane Nellis says the Research Center presents opportunity to growers.

“Its extraordinary and it shows people the great opportunities here in Idaho and the opportunities working with University of Idaho Researchers," said Nellis. "We're on the cutting edge with all of these varieties and the general public doesn't have a sense of opportunity. The can take the research and start growing some of these crops, it's just amazing."

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Jefferson County Fair

At the Jefferson County Fair in Rigby its fair time and all the action on this day is in the livestock barn.