Tri-County Corn & Soybean Production Meeting -2/24

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Anson, Stanly, & Union Cooperative Extension Centers are proud to announce the speaker for the 2014 Tri-County Corn & Soybean Production Meeting as Dr. David L. Holshouser, Associate Professor & Extension Agronomist from Virginia Tech. This educational opportunity for row crop producers will be held February 24, 2014 at the Union County Agricultural Center on Presson Rd. in Monroe at 5:30 p.m.

 Dr. Holshouser was raised on a small family farm near Salisbury, N.C. He attended NC State, where he majored in Agronomy and later obtained a M.S. degree in Crop Science. He served as Research Associate for the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station for 6 years and obtained a Ph.D. degree in Agronomy in 1993 from Texas A & M University. After serving 4 years as Weed Specialist for the University of Nebraska, he accepted the position of Extension Agronomist at Virginia Tech’s Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center in 1997.

 At Virginia Tech, he provides leadership for agronomic extension and research programs that lead to profitable and environmentally responsible agriculture. Interests include soybean cultural practices, double-cropping systems, and pest management. Responsibilities include grower and agribusiness education, county extension agent training, and conducting the official soybean variety test in five regions throughout the commonwealth.

 Cooperative Extension Agents Andrew Baucom, Stanly & Union Counties, and Jessica Morgan, Anson County, will also discuss recent data collection from Tri-County plot work and plans for work for 2014.

 There will be two hours of pesticide credits available at this meeting for the N,X,O, & D categories. Please bring your pesticide license. Dinner is provided. Please register by February 21, 2014 by calling the Union County Extension Office at 704.283.3739 or Jessica Morgan, Anson County Agriculture Agent at 704.694.2415.