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Precision Farming Workshop
for the Tidewater Region of Virginia

Crop and Soil Environmental News, October 1997

Stephen J. Donohue
Extension Specialist
Soil Testing and Plant Analysis

December 2, 1997
3 - 8 p.m.

Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center
Suffolk, Virginia

to provide training on 1) the basics of precision farming (how it works, what's involved, applicability, etc.) and 2) the latest research findings in precision farming in Virginia and North Carolina

farmers, agribusiness personnel

Before Dinner (3 - 5 p.m.) - Precision Farming Overview, including equipment needs, instrumentation involved, etc.

Dinner (5 - 6 p.m.)

After Dinner (6 - 8 p.m.) - Latest Research Findings in Precision Farming in Virginia and North Carolina; Tax Credits for Precision Farming Equipment

M. M. Alley, Soil Fertility Specialist, Virginia Tech

D. E. Brann, Grain Crops Specialist, Virginia Tech

S. J. Donohue, Soil Testing Specialist, Virginia Tech

R. W. Heiniger, Cropping Systems Specialist, N.C. State University

P. W. Mc Clellan, Biological Systems Engineer

R. E. Perkinson, Virginia Division of Conservation and Recreation Nutrient Management Director

Pre-registration will be required because of space limitations. Brochures will be mailed out shortly describing the program and provide information on registration.

Attendance at the workshop will qualify participants for recertification credit for certified nutrient management planners in Virginia. More details will be provided in brochure.

Planning Committee:
Wes Alexander, Southampton County; Rex Cotten, Surry County; Bob Goerger, Isle of Wight County; Watson Lawrence, City of Chesapeake; Mark Alley, Virginia Tech; Dan Brann, Virginia Tech, Steve Donohue, Virginia Tech

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