Tarleton welcomes public to fall tomato lunch-and-learn program

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STEPHENVILLE (July 2, 2015) — Area residents are invited to a fall tomato lunch-and-learn program hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Tarleton State University.

The free event will be held Monday, July 13, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Office located at the intersection of US Hwy. 281 and Lingleville Road. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch.

The program will provide information about harvesting tomatoes for reuse and collecting seeds from heirloom varieties for future planting; organic vs. conventional tomato growing; and the basics of planting a fall tomato crop in the Cross Timbers region.

Speakers include Manon Shockey, horticulture instructor at Tarleton’s Horticulture Center; Geri Kline, Tarleton graduate student; and Gradie Wallace, AgriLife Extension Service intern.

For more information about the program, contact Manon Shockey at 254-968-9208 or email shockey@tarleton.edu. To learn more about Tarleton’s Horticulture Center, visit tarleton.edu/horticulturecenter.

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