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Blackland Farm Managers’ Tour set for August 1 at Pinetown

The 48th annual Blackland Farm Managers’ Tour will be held Wednesday, August 1, at 3B Farms, 2200 Respess Road, Pinetown, Andrea Gibbs, Hyde-Tyrrell County Agriculture Extension Agent, has announced.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. with opening remarks at 8 a.m. and a catered lunch at noon. Program ends at 2 p.m.

Guest speaker will be Dr. Fred Below, professor of plant physiology at the University of Illinois.

Presentations will be given by Dr. Ron Heiniger, Dr. Rachel Vann, Dr. Dominic Reisig,  Dr. Wes Everman, Dr. Charlie Cahoon, Dr. Carl Crozier, Dr. David Hardy, Ryan Heiniger, and several ag agents.

Pesticide (2 hours X, N, D, O credits) and CCA credits will be available.

“We hope to see you there!” Gibbs invited.

Gibbs can be reached at 252-926-4488 (Hyde office) or 252-796-1581 (Tyrrell office)

Rod Gurganus, Beaufort County Ag agent, can be reached at 252-943-5832.

The tour is sponsored by North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the Blackland Farm Managers Association.