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Historic Farm Site for Virginia Grain Producers Field Day

The Virginia Grain Producers Association is hosting their annual field day on Thursday, August 2nd at the Grainfield Farm near Mechanicsville, Virginia. Ben Rowe, Communications Director of the Virginia Grain Producers Association:

“Its an agricultural field day geared mostly toward corn. The Virginia Grain Producers Association partners with the Virginia Soybean Association along with Virginia Tech’s Agricultural extension office to produce a field day where we will highlight different corn plots, demonstrate various hybrids, growth spacing evaluations, different weed and pest applications. This year there is also a Civil War cemetery that is on site and will be part of the tour. There is also a small scale blackberry and raspberry plot.”

Rowe explains there’s also a trade show with the field day:

“We have about 140 vendors this year that will be showcasing everything from combines and large equipment all the way down to different crop treatments. We will also have Virginia Tech researchers there who will be displaying their work from the past year.”

In addition to the crop tours, Rowe says the farm itself hold historic significance, as well as modern practices:

“The history of the farm is very interesting. It’s a family farm that has been in operation since the mid 1700’s. The farm’s history includes a Civil War Battle Crossing. It’s also a very diverse farm where the crops include corn, wheat, soybeans and others like snap beans and blackberries. Many of the crops are also using irrigation so they have been able to avoid the negative effects of the drought. It’s great to have this event at a farm that is doing so well.”

Rowe explains that the day gets underway about 8:00 am:

“The plot tours start at 8 am, and will be held at Grainfield Farm, which is located at 4465 River Road in Mechanicsville VA. The event is free and there is no need to register. We will be serving lunch as well.”

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Virginia Grain Producers Association Communications Director Ben Rowe.

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