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Wine, shrimp, trout suggested as farming alternatives

US - Will vineyards one day dot hills in Pulaski County, attracting tourists and wine connoisseurs? And will these visitors join residents in eating locally grown shrimp and trout?</b> <br><br> The Virginia Cooperative Extension service is encouraging residents to explore these alternative farm enterprises -- a meeting on vineyard possibilities was held Tuesday and an aquaculture meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at New River Community College&#39;s Edwards Hall. <br><br> Pulaski extension agent Michael Fisher said he has had numerous inquiries about both activities in the past year. <br><br> John White, Pulaski&#39;s economic development coordinator, is enthusiastic about both. He believes they can help the area become more involved in the trend to agritourism, or agriculture operations that attract tourists. <br><br> <i>Source: Roanoke</i>

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