Friday, June 5, 2009

2009 Virginia Ag Expo

“More Than Ever Agriculture Matters”

August 6, 2009

7:30 AM to 3:00 PM

The Virginia Ag Expo is the largest field day event held annually in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is an educational, marketing and social event that farmers look forward to every year. This year the AG EXPO will be held in Hanover and King William Counties. The location is John N. Mills & Sons Farm owned and operated by our host, the Mills Family. John N. Mills & Sons Farm is a large diversified farming operation consisting of corn, soybeans, wheat, and a beef cattle herd.

Growers will have an opportunity to view the 2009 Virginia On-Farm Corn and Soybean Test Plots. There will be corn and soybean seeding rate, weed control, seed treatments and fungicide plots. Soybean planting dates will be demonstrated with early, mid and late season plantings, along with barley versus wheat beans. In keeping with the diversity of the Mills operation attendees will see pasture management, a unique silage storage system and wetlands and stream side mitigations. Participants will be able to go from exhibit to exhibit and visit with the various exhibitors at their own pace.

Companies will display their products and services under a large exhibit tent. The latest in farm equipment and related products will be on display in a large outdoor area.

There is a $10.00 registration fee for a traditional a Bar-B-Q lunch served with all the trimmings and beverages. There will be a limited number of lunch tickets (100) available on the day of the Ag Expo for $13.00. Fill out the attached form and mail it to the address on the form along with payment for the number of tickets you are requesting. Your lunch tickets may be picked up at the registration tent on the day of the Ag Expo.

We look forward to seeing you this year at the Virginia Ag Expo.

The 2009 Virginia Ag Expo is a joint project of the Virginia Grain Producers Association, the Virginia Soybean Association and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service.

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