2022 Kentland Farm Field Day
September 13, 2022
8:00 am ~ 4:00 pm
Kentland Farm, 5250 Whitethorne Road, Blacksburg, VA, 24060
Registration Fee is $15.00 per person and includes lunch.
Event hosted by the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
and Virginia Cooperative Extension
Lunch by Hethwood Market
Ice Cream by Homestead Creamery
Come visit Virginia Tech's Kentland Research Farm and see the latest agricultural research and practices. Hear from University, Extension, and Industry professionals in horticulture, pest management, small grains and field crops, livestock, forages, tree fruit, agroforestry, and the agricultural economy.
This event will highlight research at Kentland and offer a variety of workshops and demonstrations.
Topics covered will include:
Integrated Pest Management
Livestock Facilities: beef, dairy, swine
Graze 300 - Extended Grazing
Small Scale Vegetable Production
Speakers include VT Faculty, Extension Specialists, Extension Agents, and Industry Leaders
Dr. John Fike
Professor, School of Plant and
Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech
Dr. Fike will provide strategies for reducing fertilizer inputs on the farm. As Virginia’s State Forage Specialist, Dr. Fike works with agents and producers to improve the productivity, profitability and environmental quality of forage-livestock systems in Virginia, largely through efforts with the Graze 300 program, tall fescue management, and silvopasture systems implementation.
You will be given the option during checkout to register as an Individual or as a Family/Group. If you are registering one person, please select Individual Registration. If you are registering 2 or more people, please select Family/Group Registration and follow these instructions to complete your checkout:
If you have any questions, please contact :
Virginia Cooperative Extension-Pulaski County
143 Third St., NW, Suite 3, Pulaski, VA 24301
Space will be limited to 250 people. Please register with payment by September 6, 2022 to ensure your meal.
Take Exit 118B Christiansburg/Blacksburg to 460 West. Follow 460 West to Blacksburg (9.5 miles.) Take the second Prices Fork exit off 460. Turn right up the ramp and then make a right onto Prices Fork road (heading away from campus.) Travel 3.5 miles on Prices Fork and turn right on McCoy Rd. Travel 5 miles on McCoy Rd, then turn left on Whitethorne Rd. Travel .4 miles on Whitethorne Rd. to Kentland Farm.
From West Virginia
Take 460 East to Blacksburg. Take the Prices Fork exit off 460. Turn right onto Price’s Fork. Travel 3.5 miles on Prices Fork and turn right on McCoy Rd. Travel 5 miles on McCoy Rd, then turn left on Whitethorne Rd. Travel .4 miles on Whitethorne Rd. to Kentland Farm.
Refunds are available until September 7, 2022. Please contact the Pulaski County Extension Office at 540-980-7761 for details.
Signs will guide you to the parking areas