JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — Based on 2017 USDA figures 34% of North Carolina’s total corn and soybean production takes place in 18 southeastern counties. In an effort to consolidate resources and increase programming impacts county agents within the district are working in collaboration. They have partnered with industry representatives and research specialist to host three regional corn and soybean field days. The focus at each field day will be, but not limited too; in-depth understanding of variety information, entomology/plant pathology, advances in technology, nutrient/water management, and crop management.
The events have separate dates and locations (August 15 at Andy Herrings Farm 1345 Watery Branch Rd, Dunn NC. August 29 at Cunningham Research Station, Kinston NC, and September 4 at Roberts Farm 362 Dana Rd, Lumberton NC) all beginning at 9 a.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience presentations and observe field work being done by Dr. Ron Heiniger, Dr. Rachel Van, Dr. Dominic Reisig, Dr. Charlie Cahoon, local agents, and a few special guest speakers.
Southeast Regional Field Tour
Southeast Regional Field Tour Stop 1
August 15, 2019, 9 a.m.–1p.m.
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Sampson, Wayne, Wilson, Johnston, Duplin County Centers
Location: Andy Herring Farms 1345 Watery Branch Rd, Dunn NC
Agenda: TS1 Agenda
Registration phone number: Sampson County (910)592-7161.
Questions: Hunter Rhodes (910)592-7161
Southeast Regional Field Tour Stop 2
August 29, 2019, 9 a.m.–1p.m.
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Lenoir, Greene, Craven, Jones, Onslow, Pamlico County Centers
Location: N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services’ Cunningham Research Station, Kinston, NC. 200 Cunningham Rd, Kinston NC 28501
Agenda: TS2 Agenda
Registration phone number: Lenoir County Center (252)527-2191.
Questions: Steve Killette (252)527-2191
Southeast Regional Field Tour Stop 3
September 4 2019, 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Robeson, Columbus, Bladen, Pender, Brunswick County Centers
Location: 362 Dana Rd. Lumberton NC 28358
Agenda: TS3 Agenda
Registration phone number: Robeson County Center (910) 671-3276.
Questions: Mac Malloy (910) 671-3276
–Kate Holt, Onslow County Center