“Utilizing Precision Agriculture to Manage Challenges” is the theme for the 2018 Virginia Ag Expo set for Thursday, Aug 2 at Cloverfield Farms in Essex County.
The event starts at 7:30 a.m. and field plot tours begin at 8 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided by Virginia food vendors. Attendees will be able to eat any time from 6:30 AM to 2:00 p.m. Cloverfield Farms is located at 694 Cloverfield Lane, Champlain, VA 22438.
The field tour will have the Virginia on-farm corn and soybean variety test. Plots will demonstrate nematode management, corn plant population, and slow release nitrogen and sulfur management, along with coated urea vs side-dressed UAN. There will be a discussion on precision agriculture along with a sprayer clean out demonstration.
The Virginia Ag Expo is the largest agricultural field day held in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Cloverfield Farm is owned and operated by The Hundley Family. Cloverfield Farm is a large diversified farming operation producing over 7,500 acres of crops a year consisting of corn, soybeans and small grains, along with a herd of beef cattle. The focus at Cloverfield Farm is on management and production of small grains and soybeans for Hundley Seed.
More than 150 exhibitors and sponsors will have on display all of the most up to date equipment, goods and services for agricultural producers and property owners no matter how large or small. Field tours will also be presented by many of Virginia's top agricultural researchers and Cooperative Extension agents.
The Virginia Ag Expo is sponsored by the Virginia Grains Producers Association and the Virginia Soybean Association, in cooperation with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service.