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Field Day to Focus on Growing Lavender
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 07/23/2019

Farmers interested in learning how to grow, harvest and market lavender are being encouraged to attend a field day next month in Sauk County. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture is coordinating the event on August 9 at the Rowley Creek Lavender Farm near Baraboo.

The field day will cover the essentials, including planting procedures and timelines, weed and pest control, harvesting and processing, and marketing. It will include a tour of the Rowley Lavender Farm, lunch, and resources to take home.

DATCP staff will provide an overview of the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, a federal program administered at the state level offering grants and related programs to enhance specialty crop industries.

Lavender is a value-added commodity used in lotions, soaps and aromatherapy products, as well as crafts, decor and cooking.

For more information about the field day, call the DATCP at 608-224-5095.

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