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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Aug. 8 -Aug. 14, 2003 - 91 Sussex Farm Home and Field Day slated for Georgetown Aug. 13 the REC's expansive grounds. And the little ones are sure to en- joy the animal exhibits set up by area 4-H clubs. Other high points include Sus- sex County Safe Kids Day, a spe- cial component of Farm and Home Field Day that is dedicated to educating children and their caregivers about "playing it safe." Jointly sponsored by the Uni- versity of Delaware, the Delaware Safe Kids Coalition, the Sussex ers will learn from the experts at a Master Gardener demonstration garden; and all will enjoy the in- teractive demonstrations and ex- hibits on agriculture, natural re- sources and a host of related top- ics. Participants can take a field tour by wagon through verdant fields and find out more about the vegetable and agronomic crops grown right herein Delaware, or relax on a carriage ride through Enjoy a day in the country on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Uni- versity of Delaware's annual Farm and Home Field Day, held at the Research and Education Center (REC) on Route 9, west of Georgetown. This tradition - now in its 55th year - is fun, free and oriented to both farmers and the general pub- lic. Families can enjoy the abun- dant kids activities; home garden- be dedicated Aug. New poultry research house to 13 Hired-Hand, Norris West Electri- cal, NYCAM, Peninsula Poultry Equipment, Sussex Conservation District, Valco, Warfel Construc- tion, Wicks Nursery and Wood- land Nursery. Seasoned scientists won't be the only researchers making use of the new poultry facility. Stu- dents.enrolled in Delaware Tech's Poultry Program also will be- come involved in managing the high-tech house, said Malone. "Using a remote computer-con- trolled system, students will be able to monitor the facility's air quality, temperature, humidity, and carbon dioxide and ammonia emissions right from their class- rooms. We're very excited about the educational opportunities that this facility will provide to the en- tire community." research at the facility that focus- es on tree barriers around poultry houses. To further earlier re- search that he conducted on com- mercial poultry farms, Malone and his team of researchers will plant trees around the perimeter of the new poultry research facili- ty. They will study the effective- ness of these tree barriers to filter air from exhaust fans and to re- duce noise, odor, feathers, dust and ammonia from the production houses Construction of the 6,000- square-foot poultry research and demonstration house was partially funded by Jones-Hamilton Co., which supplies litter amendment to the poultry industry. UD and Jones-Hamilton will jointly use the facility, for independent re- search, as well as for collabora- tive projects. The state of Delaware offered financial sup- port to equip and instrument the structure. Supplemental support has been provided by UD's animal and food sciences department and the Sussex County Council. Compa- nies and organization s that have provided additional support of materials and service include: Cumberland, C-Quest, EPA/DNREC NPS Program, The University of Delaware will hold a dedication Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 1:30 p.m., for its new poultry research and demonstra- tion house, located at the Re- search and Education Center (REC) on Route 9 in Georgetown. The dedication will be held in conjunction with Farm and Home Field Day, a free familY-0riented event that runs from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. -The new, state-of-the-art re- search and demonstration house will help poultry researchers to advance and refine environmental quality practices, leading to im- provements in air quality within poultry houses and a reduction in emissions from poultry houses. Other areas of research to be stud- ied at the facility include new ways to enhance litter quality. "In addition to its importance for research, the facility also will serve the community as a model of best manag6ment practices on and around a working poultry farm," said Bud Malone, a Coop- erative Extension poultry special- ist at the University of Delaware. "It should prove to be a valuable resource for poultry growers throughout the region." Malone will oversee an impor- tant new area of environmental OPENING SATURDAY, AUGUST 9 TM AT NOON UNTIL NOV. 2 = Hours: Fri. 6 p.m.- 9 p.m., Sat. 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. Sun. 12 p.m.- 5 p.m. Fri. & Sat. Special Flashlight NightsY We're back with an adventure as big as the deep blue sea! Up to a challenge? Enter the Deep, in search of sunken treasure. Great event for scouts, schools, families, yuth- Submerge yourself Q in adventure! Open Daily* 10-6  k Route 24 Lewes,__ DE 302-644.1636 Last ticket sold one hour before closing. Adults (age 13+) $7 Youth (4-12) $5 Groups 20+ call for special scheduling & discounts County Safety Council and area businesses, Sussex County Safe Kids Day features car seat checks, fingerprinting, children's aero- bics, costumed characters, face painting and much more. There will also be the tradition- al chicken barbecue luncheon, which is always one of the most popular attractions of Farm and Home Field Day. Tickets for the noontime barbecue are $6 and can be purchased on site, the morning of the event. Farm and Home Field Day is free of charge and open to all. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sussex County Safe Kids Day activities will run from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information about Farm and Home Field Day and Sussex County Safe Kids Day, call Sussex Cooperative Exten- sion at 856-7303. Lewes Terminal Green Market Market Days are Wednesday - Sunday, 9:30 AM - 4 PM Season: July 9 - August 30, 2003 Milford Farmers' Market North Walnut St. in downtown Milford, along the river Market Day is Saturday, 9 AM - 2 PM Season: June through October, 2003" . Georgetown C.H.E.E.R. Farmer's Market Market Days are Friday and Saturdays, 9 AM - 2 PM Season: June through September Delaware Department of Agriculture 2320 S. DuPont Highway Dover, Delaware 19901 I'fagri (302) 6984500 (800) 282-8685 (1)E Only) (302) 697-6a ! , "("',?' ,i ,