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Tour/Workshop Information: **Reservations are based on first come, first served using the North Carolina Envirothon website.


NC Agriculture – Using Agricultural Technology to Feed the World - Franklin County Ag Tour
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 8:30 - 2:00 pm

This will be a tour of two Franklin Family Agricultural operations. The Cost is $12.00 per person. Lunch will be provided by the Franklin Soil and Water Conservation District. Transportation is included. Maximum 25 people.

1. Nelms Family Farms – This 4th generation farm has been in the Nelms family since the 1940’s. Currently they tend over 1, 300 acres of row crops including tobacco, wheat, and soybeans. Participants will visit the field and follow a tobacco leaf from the field to the barn witnessing the modern day technologies used for harvest and drying in preparation for the much anticipated trip to market. Lunch will be served on the farm.

2. Dean Family Farms - The Dean family was awarded the 2018 Franklin Farm Family of the Year award for its technologically driven 200,000 plus annual pound tilapia operation which markets live fish to Canadian markets via the Fresh Keepers Co-op. The family was first purchased by the family in 1929 and made its transition to a tilapia farm in 1999. Participants will see first-hand the aquaculture tanks with fish of all stages from fingerlings to market size. The tour will include insights into water quality monitoring, pump management, and day to day operation needs.


Register for the Farm Tour: HERE




*North Carolina Zoo

MONDAY July 29, 2019 from 8:30-4:30

Take a walk on the wild side and visit the world’s largest natural habitat zoo right here in Asheboro, North Carolina! From running with the addra gazelle, roaring with an African lion, to hand feeding a giraffe, this trip will be loaded with adventure with more than 1,800 animals calling the North Carolina Zoo home. Habitat areas representing the regions of Africa, and North America, plus a global desert and tropical free-flight aviary allow visitors to view up-close and even interact with animals from across the globe. Transportation is provided.


Departure Location: Thurman Street adjacent to Sullivan Residence Hall (load buses beginning at 8:00 a.m.)

Cost: $35.00


Lunch: A gift card will be provided to all participants that will allow them to purchase lunch inside the park. A variety of vendors are available.

Fun Tickets: Everyone will receive one fun ticket to use at giraffe feeding deck or endangered animal carousel.

Maximum Participants: 50


Register for the Zoo Trip: HERE

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