“Moving Family Farms Forward with Diversity and Innovation” is the theme for the 2019 Virginia Ag Expo set for Thursday, Aug. 1 at Charity Hill Farm in Caroline County.
The Virginia Ag Expo is the largest agricultural field day held in Virginia. As in past expos, the 2019 expo will feature self-guided tours that begin at 8 a.m. Field tours will include the Virginia on- farm corn and soybean variety tests.
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 demo.
The location, Charity Hill Farm, is owned and operated by The Smith Family. It is a diversified farming operation, producing corn, soybeans, small grains, hay, cover crops along with 2 herds of beef cattle. Part of the cattle production goes to the freezer beef market at farmers markets or direct sales from the farm.
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 PM. Charity Hill Farms is located at 9482 Golansville Road in Ruther Glen, Va. 22546