Garden Field Day as Sutherland Canceled by Hailstorm

July 21st, 2004

A recent hailstorm has forced the cancellation of a home garden demonstration field day at Iowa State University's Northwest Research and Demonstration Farm at Sutherland.

The event had been scheduled for Aug. 5. But hail ruined the garden, which featured several varieties of sweet corn, beets, cucumbers and potatoes along with plants that attract birds.

The Northwest farm, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, has two locations. The garden demonstration field day at the Doon location will be held as scheduled, on Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The farm is located 2.5 miles east and 1 mile north of Doon.


Dennis Shannon, Research and Demonstration Farms, (515) 294-1608,
Susan Thompson, Communications Service, (515) 294-0705,