150th Program: Living Off the Land - Farming/Agriculture

Date: 
June 23, 2011 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Transylvania County Library, Rogow Room

Event: 150th Program: Living Off the Land - Farming/Agriculture
Event Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011
Event Time: 7:00 pm
Event Location: Transylvania County Library, Rogow Room
Contact: Marcy Thompson, 828-884-3151, ext 242

The Sesquicentennial History Committee will present “Living Off the Land” on Thursday, June 23, 7:00 pm at the Transylvania County Library, Rogow Room.  Agriculture has played an important role in the heritage of western North Carolina and Transylvania County through the years.  Transylvania County Extension Agent Eric Caldwell will present an historical overview of farming in the county. 

George Lenze from Everett Farms in Little River will speak on today’s farm practices.  Everett Farms was named the 2011 Conservation Farm of the Year in North Carolina. 

David Cantrell will introduce us to farm machinery commonly used in the early and mid-1900s.  Cantrell and his family use Farmall tractors and other early equipment to plant and harvest corn, hay and wheat in Transylvania County and South Carolina.

There will also be a photograph and panel display depicting farming practices and their impact on the development of Transylvania County from the time of the Cherokees to modern day from the collections of the Transylvania Heritage Museum and Rowell Bosse North Carolina Room at the Transylvania County Library.  David Cantrell will have one of his refurbished tractors in the library parking lot for people to see firsthand. 

Refreshments will be available and everyone is encouraged to visit and talk with the presenters following the presentation.

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