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WVSU offers vineyard tour to raise interest in fruit farming

By Staff reports

INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- Fruit farmers and others interested in production of small fruit, particularly grapes, are invited on a vineyard tour March 23 at Kirkwood Winery in Summersville hosted by the West Virginia State University Extension Service.

The educational tour is the first of a planned series of vineyard tours throughout the state intended to increase interest in local fruit production.

The tour costs $40, which includes transportation. Participants will depart by bus from the WVSU campus in Institute at 8:15 a.m. and will stop for lunch prior to the tour. The bus will arrive back on campus around 5 p.m. Local breads and spreads will be provided to participants during the drive. Lunch and any winery purchases are not covered in the participation fee.

Registration is required, and attendance is limited to 40. To register, contact Brad Cochran at 304-541-3301 or bcochran2@wvstateu.edu.


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