Farmers, families and gardeners in the area are invited to stop by the Warren County Center of the N.C. Cooperative Extension for the first-ever Ag Fest, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 5.
Paul McKenzie, agriculture extension agent for Vance and Warren counties, said folks can drop in between 9 a.m. and noon to learn about low-cost and no-cost resources available through the extension service, among other things.
In addition to services like consultation services for home gardeners and farmers, the center handles soil analysis for farms, lawns and gardens. There also are different types of farm and garden equipment available for rent. A schedule of equipment demonstrations is available at http://go.ncsu.edu/warrenagfest.
Ag Fest is a free event and participants can learn more about 4-H activities for youth while there, as well as visiting the display gardens maintained by Master Gardener Volunteers.
Refreshments and door prizes will be available and McKenzie said there will be a few giveaways as well. The Warren County Center is located at 158 Rafters Lane, Warrenton, NC 27589