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Virginia Grain Growers Sets Spring Small Grain Field Day

Virginia Grain Growers Association has announced details of the spring small grains field day for 2013. Katie Hellebush, Executive Director with the Virginia Grain Producers Association:

“We are pleased to host this annual event in conjunction with the Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Virginia Small Grains Checkoff Board. It will be on May 16th on the eastern shore. It will be day of field tours and current research.”

Ben Rowe, communications director of Virginia Small Grains discusses the location of this year’s event:

“We move the field tours around each year, last year it was in Warsaw, this year it will be on the eastern shore. We move it around so we can showcase different regions of Virginia.”

Rowe explains that wheat and barley will be the primary grains showcased at the field day:

“We will have a good number of wheat and barley research plots that will showcase several different varieties. Dr. Carl Griffey, one of the leading barley researchers in the country will be there.”

Rowe outlines the day’s schedule:

“The schedule for the day- registration will open at noon and then at 1 pm our field plot tours will begin. Around 4 pm the sessions will begin with speakers and dinner.”

Pre-registration would be appreciated to plan for the meal says Rowe:

“We would like for people to pre-register at our website:  They can also sign up for a ferry that we are having.”

Katie Hellebush & Ben Rowe with the Virginia Small Grain Growers Association. is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.