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Exploring Plant Genetics

August 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Mountain Horticultural Crops  Research and Extension Center is a 397-acre campus located just outside of Asheville and hosts a wide range of plant breeding programs. The Center has played a significant part in field research and numerous scientific achievements including the release of new varieties. Research is conducted on tomatoes, apples, ornamental landscaping crops, vegetables, peaches, biofuel crops, corn, soybeans, and even hops. The agricultural research projects continue to change to reflect the needs of our society and to address new challenges within the agricultural community of Western North Carolina. 


This one-day workshop will provide teachers with visits and interactions in the Research Station fields with faculty and graduate students involved with research on different varieties of plants. The morning will be filled with discussions, site visits, and activities exploring the research happening at Center. The afternoon will be spent in the classroom doing investigations related to the research and includes resources to take with you so you can implement in your classroom. 

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Contact(s): Michelle Taylor (

Application Deadline: August 21, 2024

Location: Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center, 455 Research Drive, Mills River, NC 28759 

Cost: Free and receive classroom materials/supplies to use in the future. Substitute reimbursement is available.

Audience: K-12 teachers


August 28
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mountain Horticultural Crops Research & Ext. Center,
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759
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