Business Briefs: April 19, 2024

Tractor Supply Co. at 72 Newton St. in Greenfield will host a backyard poultry event and a Plant-a-Seed event, both on Saturday, April 20.

Tractor Supply Co. at 72 Newton St. in Greenfield will host a backyard poultry event and a Plant-a-Seed event, both on Saturday, April 20. STAFF FILE PHOTO/DAN LITTLE

Published: 04-18-2024 8:55 AM

Tractor Supply Co. hosting two events

GREENFIELD — Tractor Supply Co. at 72 Newton St. will host a backyard poultry event and a Plant-a-Seed event, both on Saturday, April 20.

The backyard poultry event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., providing customers with the opportunity to learn how to care for and manage an at-home flock.

“The popularity of raising backyard poultry continues to grow year after year,” Robert Ryczek, manager of the Greenfield Tractor Supply store, said in a statement. “Many people love the convenience of getting fresh eggs right from their own backyard, but don’t know where to start. Our goal is to ensure that anyone who’s interested in raising a backyard flock has the resources and information needed to do so.”

The poultry event will feature expert event partners to provide customers with guidance. Tractor Supply sells starter kits, feeders, bedding, heat bulbs and lamps, coops and more to assist with raising backyard poultry.

The Plant-a-Seed event, meanwhile, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., providing a free opportunity for young gardeners to learn the basics with a hands-on activity.

Young customers can visit the store to plant a perennial butterfly garden, while supplies last. A team member will be available to guide the children in the activity and explain the best ways to nurture and care for their future garden. Once complete, participants can take their seeds home to monitor their growth and watch them attract butterflies as they flourish.

“At Tractor Supply, our mission is to educate and inspire our younger customers through interactive learning experiences,” Ryczek said in a statement. “We recognize the time and energy that goes into cultivating plant life, and we want to share our knowledge with this younger generation as they begin to discover their own interests and hobbies.”

For more information, contact the Greenfield Tractor Supply store at 413-772-2100.

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