Farm Progress is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Serving: Central

PIE tour is ‘hands-on’ learning experience

PIE tour shows Southeast farmers Delta agriculture

The annual Producer Information Exchange (PIE) tour, sponsored by the National Cotton Council and supported by a grant from Bayer, took a group of Southeast cotton farmers on a four-day trek through the Missouri Bootheel, East Arkansas and West Tennessee.

In addition to seeing cotton fields and a cotton gin, PIE participants also toured a melon packing operation, a rice processing facility, rice farms, a Native American museum, a unique private school, and a pumping station on the Mississippi River.

See, PIE tour sees flooded land, new perspectives

Southeast farmers said they appreciated the opportunity to see how other farmers respond to challenges similar to ones they face as well as some unique to the region.

“It’s a hands-on learning experience,” said Walt Calhoun, Clio, S.C. “It is very valuable to spend time with other growers, and the peer-to-peer interaction is one of the best teaching tools in my experience as a farmer,” said Paul Rogers, III, Wakefield, Va.

Here are a few images from the tour.

 

TAGS: Rice
Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish