Make plans to join us on Thursday, August 12 at 6:30 pm for a presentation on the history of irrigation in the area by Jerry Wright. Wright is a retired associate professor & Extension Engineer at the University of Minnesota. He has been involved in irrigation education in the area since 1976.
The use of irrigation has changed the way we use farmland here in Pope County and Bonanza Valley. Irrigation has not only increased crop yields, it has impacted the types of crops grown and the chemicals we use. Irrigation has changed our local economy significantly.
This presentation, the second in our ag lecture series, will be held in our new agricultural exhibit center, “The Shed,” located on the grounds of the Pope County Museum.