2023 Blackland Farm Managers Tour

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Blackland Farm Managers Tour

Please register here!!

The 2023 Blackland Farm Managers Tour will be held in Hyde County on August 2nd! This year’s tour is hosted by Middle Creek Farms in Engelhard (396 White Plains Rd, Engelhard, NC 27824). Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. and presentations in the field will begin at 8:30 a.m. A sponsored breakfast and lunch will be provided. NC State Extension specialists will cover the lastest corn and soybean production information.

We are excited to announced that Rob Sharkey “The Shark Farmer” will be our special guest! Mark your calendar you do not want to miss this event!

The field day will end with lunch. Pesticide and CCA credits will be available.

Tentative Agenda

7:00 -8:00 a.m. – Breakfast, Registration, & Vendor Fair
8:00-8:30 a.m. – Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m. – Wagons depart for field tours
8:45-9:45 a.m. – Stop #1
10:00-11:00 a.m. – Stop #2
11:15-12:15 – Stop #3
12:00-1:15 p.m. – Lunch & Vendor Fair

Stop#1 – Soybean Production
Soybean planting date & Science for Success – Dr. Rachel Vann
Optimizing production practices for late planted soybeans – DJ Stokes
Foliar fungicide use in soybeans – LeAnn Lux
Drilled vs. precision planted soybeans- Dwight Cauthen
Beans Gone Wild- Lilly Bunch
Soybean insect management- Dominic Reisig

Stop #2 – Rob Sharkey “The SharkFarmer”
Bridging the Generational Gap – Rob Sharkey
N.C. PSI & saltwater intrusion – Andrea Gibbs

Stop #3 – Corn Production
Corn Production – Ron Heiniger & Annie Sheffield
Making Sense of Managing Weeds in the Blacklands – Charlie Cahoon

Please register through Eventbrite if you plan to attend! There is no need to print your tickets, but you will still need to visit the registration table to get your credits and meal token.

Looking for a place to stay in Hyde County? Contact Andrea Gibbs for a list of great local options!

Follow N.C. Cooperative Extension, Hyde County Center on social media to stay up-to-date!

Instagram – agwithandrea
Twitter- @HyCoAgAgent
Facebook- Hyde County Extension – Agriculture