Welcome to Southern Farm Network’s expanded coverage of the 2014 Southern Farm Show.
If you weren’t able to attend, here’s are some highlights of this year’s show.
NC Representative Mike McIntyre spoke at the annual Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina meeting and recapped some of the key elements of the new Farm Bill signed by President Obama on Feb. 7.
The Wake County Agribusiness Council kicked of the Southern Farm Show with its annual breakfast where Dean Linton from NC State CALS provided insight on a new strategic plan that will help position the college as a major contributor to agriculture in North Carolina, the United States and the world.
Joey Lane of Pentair Flow Technologies demonstrates a new spray boom device that eliminates the amount of trapped air, which dramatically decreases the amount of time in which nozzles stop releasing solution when turned off.
Jim Otte regional sales manager with SFP discusses with SFN Correspondent Mike Davis a new product that offers livestock producers many benefits in manure management.
Seeing is believing and this farm safety demonstration painted a dramatic picture of the potential danger when working with equipment powered by a PTO.
Organizations Serving Farmers A Key Part of Expo
|Robin Tutor-Markum: North Carolina Agromedicine Institute discusses the need to accurately track injuries on NC farms.
|Brett Legget, Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina talks about his thoughts on the 2014 tobacco growing season.|
|Kara Pace, NCSU Crop Science / NCSU Agronomy Club reviews the many kinds of assistance her club gives to the agriculture industry.|
|Charles Hall, CEO NC Soybean Producers Association discusses the variety of reasons they attend the Southern Farm Show.|
Recapping This Year’s Show
Exclusive Audio Coverage:
38th Annual Southern Farm Show Features 50 New Companies:
There are about 50 new companies exhibiting at this year’s Southern Farm Show. Charles Barnes explains why they decided to broaden their exposure at the show.
Annual Soybean Production Meeting Held During Farm Show:
Over the past six years, the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association has utilized the Southern Farm Show to host a producers meeting. Executive Director Charles Hall says they always have bright and lively speakers.
Dereck Whittenburg Links Basketball to Farming:
The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association held their annual forum last week during the Southern Farm Show and Dereck Whittenburg, member of the NC State Basketball coaching staff was the keynote speaker. Whittenburg said he had to do some research in order to speak knowledgeably to a group of farmers.
Tobacco Growers Have Crop Insurance Option in New Farm Bill:
Always a perennial at the Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina, NC State Extension economist Dr. Blake Brown spoke on the year that was 2013, and looking ahead to the 2014 growing season.
Farmers Manage Deer Program Moves into Second Year:
Guy & Judy Gardener, managers of the Farmers Manage Deer Program spoke to the NC Soybean Producers Forum on Friday at the Southern Farm Show about their program.