2018 Northeast Ag Expo

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The Northeast Ag Expo is held each year on the last Thursday in July. This event highlights the latest agricultural research and production practices to assist farmers in remaining profitable and sustainable. The 2018 Northeast Ag Expo Summer Field Day will be held on July 26 at NC Spuds, Inc. and Purdue Farms (1268 US Hwy 17 South Elizabeth City, NC 27909). The focus of the field day will be maximizing soybean production.

The field day will start at 8:00 a.m. with a trade show and sponsored breakfast. Opening remarks begin at 8:45 a.m., with the field tour from 10 a.m.-12:00 noon, followed by a catered lunch.

The field tour will highlight twelve soybean research trials, with emphasis on maximizing the production of maturity groups 3 and 4 soybeans. Presentations will be delivered by experts from North Carolina State University, Virginia Tech, as well as North Carolina Cooperative Extension Agents. Topics include planting date, plant population, insect management, fertilization, variety selection, row-width, disease management, and harvest-aids.

North Carolina Pesticide and Certified Crop Advisor credits will be available. More information is available on the Northeast Ag Expo website.

The Northeast Ag Expo Team is a North Carolina Cooperative Extension group that serves Camden, Currituck, Chowan, Gates, Pasquotank, and Perquimans Counties. This 6-county team holds two field days annually, which are collaborative efforts with agriculture producers, agribusinesses, North Carolina State University, and commodity groups.

people on a farm tour

For more information or for accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Cameron Lowe at 252-232-2262 or email cameron_lowe@ncsu.edu no later than five business days before the event.