5 – County Regional Beef Tour – June 21st

Franklin County will also be hosting the popular 5-County Regional BEEF Tour to be held on Tuesday, June 21st.  Beef producer will be able to learn from visiting three farms during the morning tour.  

Farms visited will be Springfield Angus (Southeast’s Premier Black Angus Breeder); Perry Cattle Farm (Purebred Simmental & Commercial Cattle); and First Fruits Farm (cool and warm season forage test plot)

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the NC Cooperative Extension, Franklin County Center with the tour beginning at 8:00 a.m.   

Educational topics discussed along the tour will include “Tips for Direct Marketing your Beef”, “Fire Ant Update and Control”, “Fly Control in the Herd”,  NRCS’s Rainfall Forage Simulator Demonstration, and viewing a  Forage Test Plot.

A sponsored ribeye steak sandwich with all the trimmings will be served at the last farm stop, First Fruits Farm.  The tour should conclude around 1:30 – 2:00 p.m with door prizes.  Everyone will carpool to the various sites.  If you plan to attend, you should register using the following Eventbrite link:


There is no fee to participate in the tour.   If you have any questions call 919-496-3344.