Cooperative Extension and BRWIA CRAFT Present Workshop on BCS Tractors

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Whether You Should Choose & How to Use a BCS Tractor
Date: Sunday, September 17th

Want to learn more about two-wheeled tractors such as those made by BCS and how you can incorporate (and maintain) them on your small farm? Join Cooperative Extnesion and the Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture CRAFT program for this hands-on workshop at Otus Branch Farm!
Want to learn more about BCS tractors and how you can incorporate (and maintain) them on your small farm? Join us for this hands-on workshop!

Otus Branch Farm is owned and run by Richard Boylan and Amy Love. Richard began growing garlic in the North Carolina High Country in 2002. From 2003-2011, the farm was a member and vendor at the Watauga County Farmers Market, selling a mix of vegetables, herbs, and fruits. Since then, Otus Branch Farm has focused on seed garlic production. Throughout its operation, BCS tractors and implements have been the primary production tools small farm. The workshop will demonstrate several implements, including a tiller, sickle bar, potato plow, wood chipper, brush hog, and flail mower. During this workshop, Richard will share the relative advantages and disadvantages of a small farm employing two wheel tractors in addition to or instead of four wheel tractors and discuss how Otus Branch uses their BCS, keeping it in operation, from year-to-year.

Farm: Otus Branch Farm
Host: Richard Boylan
Location: The corner of Big Hill Road and Highway 194 N., Boone, 28607 (Parking at Green Valley School just up Big Hill Road from the workshop site)
Time: 2:30 PM, followed by a potluck
​RSVP at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNLK6Tn7KdOYFYzs5OwIGS_tWD7rq6KP6GiLE2GWg2_83JQw/viewform

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Photo of Richard BoylanRichard BoylanArea Specialized Agent, Agriculture Serves 2 CountiesBased out of Watauga County(828) 264-3061 richard_boylan@ncsu.eduWatauga County, North Carolina
Posted on Aug 22, 2017
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