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Farmers looking for new, used tractors could find help in workshop

Thursday, April 29, 2010

People looking for new and used tractors for smaller operations could benefit from a New Hampshire workshop.
People looking for new and used tractors for smaller operations could benefit from a New Hampshire workshop.

An extension office is offering a workshop to help those looking for used tractors and other equipment to help their small farms.

The University of New Hampshire Extension will hold the event from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. The location for the event is the UNH Kingman Farm, which is located in Madbury, New Hampshire.

"Many small farms often grow a variety of crops on a limited land base and can find it challenging to access small farm equipment suitable for their farming operation," the extension office said.

A number of speakers will be featured during the event, including Dr. Lynda Brushett, with the Cooperative Development Institute, and OESCO Inc. representative Howard Boyden. Along with learning where to purchase farm equipment, attendants will get the chance to learn how to operate machines.

Helping rural economies develop and continue their operations is seen as an essential goal for the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. While the UNH program will help some for the time being, the USDA is working on its own efforts to help rural economies grow their business interest and keep young people from moving away.ADNFCR-2034-ID-19751674-ADNFCR

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