Tour to show residents, tourists natural resources

Published on Tuesday, 17 September 2013 19:48 - Written by Staff reports

The annual Wood County Tour of Agriculture will be Sept. 24.

The tour offers a sample of the agriculture and natural resource commodities that Wood County has to offer residents and visitors, according to a news release from the county’s Texas A&M AgriLife Extension agency.

The tour will have four stops and a provided lunch at Jim Hogg Park in Quitman.

The first stop will be at Merengo Vineyard in Winnsboro, then to Tree Town USA east of Quitman and conclude at the Waldo Way in Mineola, an organic Guernsey dairy farm which specializes in raw milk, yogurt, cheese, range free eggs and blueberries.

The tour will assemble at 8:15 a.m. at Jim Hogg City Park in Quitman for registration and coffee. Busses leave at 9 a.m., the release states.

Reservations are required by Sept. 20 by calling the extension office at 903-763-2924.

The tour is sponsored by the Wood County Electrical Cooperative, Wood County AgriLife Extension office, Leadership Advisory Board and the Wood County Industrial Commission, according to the release.