Farming In Robertson County – Upcoming Seminars

Farming In Robertson County - Upcoming Seminars

Farming In Robertson County - Upcoming Seminars

Farming In Robertson County – Upcoming Seminars

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – The UT Extension of Robertson County announces upcoming farming seminars. the UT Extension offers programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, and resource development. University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture and county governments cooperating. UT Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

Kentucky-Tennessee GRAIN DAY 2018 – Friday, February 2, 2018

The annual Kentucky-Tennessee Grain Day is scheduled for Friday, February 2, 2018, from 7:30 am to 1:45 pm at the Logan County Extension Office at 255 John Paul Avenue, Russellville, KY. This is a joint program between the University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee Extension Services.
The Trade Show will open at 7:30 am and refreshments will be available. The trade show offers corn and soybean producers the opportunity to meet with a wide range of agribusiness representatives involved in grain production.
Lunch is sponsored by B.R. Knuckles Insurance Agency.

Seminar speakers, topics and times offered for this year will include:
• 8:10-9:00 am – Grain Marketing Update – Dr. Aaron Smith, UT Agriculture Economics
• 9:00-9:50 am – Weed Management & Dicamba Issue – Dr. Legleiter, UK Weed Specialist
• 10:15-11:05 am – Farm Applications of Unmanned Aircraft – Dr. Stombaugh, UK Ag Engineering
• 11:05-11:55 am – Top 5 Keys to Profitability for 2018 Crops – Dr. Chad Lee, UK Crop Specialist
• 12:10-1:30 – Lunch/Keynote Speaker: Greg Peterson, Peterson Farm Brothers (Kansas)
o “I’m Farming and I Grow it: An AgVocating Success Story”
• 1:30-1:45 pm – Evaluation & door prizes
• CCA and Commercial Pesticide Applicator Points will be available

KY-TN Grain Day is open to all persons. Programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, and resource development. University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and county governments cooperating. UT Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.
For more information on the Tobacco Expo contact: Jeff Smith, UT Extension Agent, Robertson County, (615) 384-7936 or on the web at utextension.tennessee.edu/robertson

Tennessee – Kentucky Tobacco Expo 2018 – February 6, 2018

The annual Tennessee-Kentucky Tobacco Expo is scheduled for Tuesday February 6, 2018, from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm at the Robertson County Fairgrounds Community Building, 4635 Hwy 41 North, Springfield.

The Tobacco Expo Trade show, featuring 30 agribusiness exhibitors, will open at 8:00 a.m. The trade show offers tobacco farmers an opportunity to meet with a wide range of agribusiness representatives involved in tobacco production and related fields.

Lunch will be available for all participants at 12:30 and is sponsored by Eastern Dark Fired Tobacco Growers Association, Burley Stabilization Corporation, Farm Credit Services, Hail & Cotton, Inc., and Drexel Chemical.

Seminar speakers, topics and times offered for this year will include:
• GAP Training (8:30 am & 10:30 am) – Joe Beeler, UT Research Associate, & Dr. Andy Baily, Extension Tobacco Specialist
• Tobacco Production & Disease Updates (8:30 am & 10:30 am) – Dr. Eric Walker, Extension Tobacco Specialist, UT/UK; Emily Pfeufer, UK Assoc. Professor, Plant pathology
• Commercial Pesticide Applicator Points available for Categories: 1,10, 12

Growers that don’t attend a “Company” sponsored GAP training will have two opportunities to complete this program at the Tobacco Expo. Be sure to bring your GAP card or have your GAP number available when you attend a GAP training. GAP Connections provides numerous resources aimed at helping tobacco farmers follow the guidelines of the U.S. Tobacco GAP Program, including a downloadable copy of the existing program’s guidelines and recordkeeping checklist and templates. To learn more about the GAP Connections program call 865-622-4606 or visit www.gapconnections.com

There is no registration fee for attending the Tobacco Expo and it is open to all persons. Programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, and resource development. University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture and county governments cooperating. UT Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

For more information on the Tobacco Expo contact: Jeff Smith, UT Extension Agent, Robertson County, (615) 384-7936 or on the web at utextension.tennessee.edu/robertson

Beef Cattle Producers,

You are invited to participate in the Advanced Master Beef Producer Program on each Tuesday night in March (6,13,20,27) at the UT Highland Rim Research Center. Attending this program is one of the requirements to get 50% cost-share for some items for the Tennessee Ag Enhancement Program. Certification is good for 3 years.

March 6
Industry Issues, TAEP Update, Economics
March 13
Reproduction, Health
March 20
Herd Evaluation & Bull EPD’s, Nutrition
March 27
Forage Production, BQA Certification**

Classes will be held at: Highland Rim Research & Education Center 3181 Experiment Station Road Springfield, TN 37172 6:00 – 9:30 pm nightly Program Fee: $100 (includes a soil & forage test), BQA extra fee**

To Enroll in the program or for more information, contact your county agent:
Ronnie Barron Cheatham County 615-792-4420
Jeff Smith Robertson County 615-384-7936
Jeffrey Hester Sumner County 615-452-1423

Programs in agriculture and natural resources, 4-H youth development, family and consumer sciences, and resource development. University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Agriculture and county governments cooperating.

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