U of I Twilight Tour at Kimberly Offers Flavorful, Fun Look at Agriculture
July 09, 2018
The annual University of Idaho Twilight Tour will bring together fun, practical science and food Wednesday, July 18, for farmers and others at the Kimberly Research and Extension Center.
The Twilight Tour will run from 5-8 p.m. at the agricultural research farm located at 3806 North 3600 East, a mile northeast of Kimberly along Idaho Highway 50.
Tour goers will learn about the seldom-seen life of crops under the soil and the potato’s life story from field to table. U of I College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Dean Michael Parrella will attend.
In addition, weed scientist and center superintendent Don Morishita will present “Silence of the Lambsquarters,” a savory presentation of a weed often cursed for its abundance and praised for its fine taste.
Other programs will include eating your own food science experiments, an insect petting zoo, 4-H activities for children and agricultural lessons for fun and profit.
The Twilight Tour began and maintains its focus on providing important research-based information to farmers and others in southern Idaho’s agriculture industry. The event alternates annually between the Kimberly and Aberdeen research and extension centers.
Research showcased during the event includes new growing practices for sugarbeets, dry beans, wheat, barley, potatoes and the bounty of other crops produced in Idaho.
The Twilight Tour has also grown into a community celebration featuring a free catered dinner, hay rides and other opportunities for children and adults to learn more about agriculture.
More information is available by calling the Kimberly Research and Extension Center, 208-423-4691.
Don Morishita, Superintendent
U of I Kimberly Research and Extension Center
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