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2022 Kentland Farm Field Day

Kentland Farm

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

Kentland

 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.

Kentland Farm

This event will highlight research at Kentland and offer a variety of workshops and demonstrations.

Topics covered will include:

  • Horticulture

  • Integrated Pest Management

  • Livestock Facilities: beef, dairy, swine

  • Crops

  • Beef Reproduction

  • Agroforestry

  • Graze 300 - Extended Grazing

  • Small Scale Vegetable Production

Speakers include VT Faculty, Extension Specialists, Extension Agents, and Industry Leaders

 

 Keynote Speaker

Dr. John Fike

Professor, School of Plant and

Environmental Sciences, Virginia Tech

 

Kentland Field Day

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.

 

Registration Information:

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:

Group Instructions

If you have any questions, please contact :

Morgan Paulette

Virginia Cooperative Extension-Pulaski County

143 Third St., NW, Suite 3, Pulaski, VA 24301

540-980-7761

paulette@vt.edu

Space will be limited to 250 people.  Please register with payment by September 6, 2022 to ensure your meal.

Directions:

From I-81

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.

map to Kentland

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

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