Home Grown Farm Tour

The Washington County Community Partnership invites you to join us
August 28th for our 12th annual
Washington County Homegrown Farm Tour and Field Dinner

On Saturday, the 28th, stop by our booth at the Potosi Farmer’s Market from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm to pick up maps of participating farms. There will be FREE self-guided tours of local farms during the day from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

The Field Dinner Picnic Baskets may be picked up Saturday evening at 5:30 pm at Edg-Clif Winery. Advanced reservations for the picnic dinner are required. The 5-course picnic dinner for two showcases locally sourced meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables.

This year’s theme is Locally Grown Beef: Past, Present & Future.
The Field Dinner annually supports $1000 Agriculture scholarships and Farm grants for Washington County residents. Each $80 picnic dinner basket feeds two people and will go on sale July 1, 2021. Call Debby at 573-438-8555 for reservations, more info on the tour, grant/scholarships and/or picnic.

 


The Field Dinner Fundraiser Follows the Farm Tour. To learn more, click here.

 

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$1,000 SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE

The 2021 Homegrown Farm Tour Committee will award a $1,000 Scholarship to a Washington County graduating senior with the intent to major in an Agriculture-related field OR a Washington County college student majoring in an Agriculture-related field.

Applicants for the scholarship should submit a one or two-page document with the following information:

  1. Name, address, phone number, email address
  2. Age, High School attended and graduation date
  3. Have you been a Farm Tour volunteer? What year?
  4. Short biography
  5. College and Intended Degree
  6. Personal Goals
  7. Why Agri-business is important to you
  8. Why Agri-business is important to Washington County

Send completed application narrative to Debby Bust at the Partnership office, WCCP, 212 E. Jefferson St., Potosi, MO 63664 Applications must be received by August 16th, 2021.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to volunteer at the Farm Tour or Field Dinner August 29, 2020. The winner will be announced that evening at the Dinner.

For more info call Debby at 573-438-8555.


$1,000 FARM TOUR GRANT AVAILABLE

2021 Washington County Homegrown Farm Tour is offering a $1000 Agri/Business grant to a local person producing agricultural products here in Washington County.

General guidelines are:

  1. The award money cannot be used as general operating funds or as debt reduction.
  2. The money must be used for an agriculture related business within Washington County.
  3. The grant recipient must be operating on a budget under $100,000.00 annually.
  4. This is a one-time award only.
  5. The winner will be notified in advance and the Grant will be awarded at the Field Dinner, August 29, 2020 at Edg-Clif Farms and Vineyards.
  6. The winner will show results or completed project at the following year’s farm tour.

Examples the grant money could be used for include: garden structure, education, professional services, product development, roadside stand, chicken house, etc.

To apply, please send:

  1. A description of your agricultural business,
  2. Name, address, phone number
  3. What you are doing now and
  4. How you will use the $1,000 if you are selected.
  5. Mail your entry to: Washington County Community Partnership, Farm Tour Grant, 212 E. Jefferson St., Potosi, MO 63664 Or you may enter by emailing: dbust@wcpartnership.org . Be sure to put FARM TOUR GRANT APPLICATION in the subject line of your email.
  6. Entries must be received by August 16th, 2021.

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