24th Annual Northeast Ag Expo Set for July 26

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expo tramAttention farmers and agriculture professionals. 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.

NC State University and N.C. A&T State University are collectively committed to positive action to secure equal opportunity and prohibit discrimination and harassment regardless of age, color, disability, family and marital status, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation and veteran status. NC State, N.C. A&T, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by 7/19/18 to Austin Brown, at (252) 331-7630.