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KIMBERLY — The annual University of Idaho Twilight Tour will offer fun, practical science and food from 5 to 8 p.m. July 18 at the Research and Extension Center, 3806 N. 3600 E., one mile northeast of Kimberly along Idaho 50.

Tour goers will learn about the underground life of crops and the potato’s journey from field to table. U of I College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Dean Michael Parrella will attend.

Center Superintendent Don Morishita will present “Silence of the Lambsquarters,” a presentation of a weed often cursed for its abundance and praised for its taste.

Other programs will include eating-your-own-food science experiments; an insect petting zoo; 4-H activities for children; and agricultural lessons for fun and profit.

Research showcased during the event will include new growing practices for sugarbeets, dry beans, wheat, barley, potatoes and other crops produced in Idaho.

The Twilight Tour will also feature a free catered dinner and hay rides.

For more information, call 208-423-4691.

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