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2017 Field Days, Seminars, Workshops & Related Events
for farmers and other agriculture professionals

Updated: Jan. 23, 2017

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All Field Days are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.


In accordance with our statewide biosecurity measures to prohibit the introduction of undesirable pathogens to our herds, crops and plants, all station visitors must sign a waiver assuring us you have not traveled out of the United States within 72 hours of your Research Station visit.

Save time at Field Day registration: access the form online — print it and bring it with you.

January 2017

Tree Fruit Pruning and Training Workshop

Saturday, Jan. 28
10 a.m.

Central Crops Research Station
13223 US 70 Bus Hwy West

Mike Parker

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February 2017

Small Grain Field Day Washington County

Friday, Feb 10
8:30 a.m.

Vernon James Center
Tidewater Research Station
Plymouth, NC

Angela Post

NE Small Grain Field Day
Perquimans County

Thursday, Feb 23
9:30 a.m.

White Hat Seed Company
102 White Hat Road
Herford, NC
Al Wood

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March 2017

Small Grain Field Day
Robeson County

Thursday, March 9
10 a.m.



Bioenergy Research Initiative Research & Industry Update meeting

Thursday, March 23
8 a.m.

Jim Martin Building
State Fairgrounds

Allison Medlin 919-693-2483

Farm Animal Days Wednesday, March 29
Thursday, March 30
Friday, March 31
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Beef Unit
Lake Wheeler Road Field Lab
4505 Mid Pines Road
Raleigh, NC

Brent Jennings

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April 2017

Wolf Pack Roundup,
Student Livestock Sale

Saturday, April 8
11 a.m.

Beef Unit, Lake Wheeler Road Field Lab
4505 Mid Pines Rd Raleigh, NC

Gary Gregory

Small Grain Field Day,
Union County
Monday, April 10
8 a.m.
7612 Haigler Gin Rd.,
Monroe, NC
Angela Post

Malting Barley Field Day

Friday, April 21
10 a.m.

Umstead Research Farm
650 Roberts Chapel Rd
Stem, NC

Gary Cross

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May 2017

NC Angus Association Spring Fever Sale Saturday, May 6 Upper Piedmont Research Station
1944 Wentworth Rd
Reidsville, NC
Joe French

Small Grain Field Day,
Rowan County

Thursday, May 11
9 a.m.

Piedmont Research Station
8350 Sherills Ford Rd
Salisbury, NC

Angela Post

Farm Safety Day Thursday, May 11
8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Upper Mountain Research Station
8004 NC Hwy. 88 East
Laurel Springs, NC
Ashe County Extension
Western NC Malting Barley Field Day

Wednesday, May 31
10 a.m. tentative start time

Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC
Angela Post

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June 2017

Sandhills Turfgrass Field Day and Conference Wednesday, June 14
8:15 a.m.
Sandhills Research Station
2148 Windblow Road, Jackson Springs, NC
Susana Mila-Lewis

NC A&T Small Farm Field Day

Thursday, June 15
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

NC A&T University Farm
3136 McConnell Rd
Greensboro, NC



Landscape Color and Professional Field Day

Wednesday, June 28
9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.

J.C. Raulston Arboretum
Raleigh, NC
Chris Glenn

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July 2017

Dairy Research and Extension Workgroup
-- 2 hours pesticide credit for K, N, O, D, X
-- 4 hours of animal waste credit

Wednesday, July 12
10 a.m.
Piedmont Research Station
8350 Sherrills Ford Rd
Salisbury, NC 28147
Teresa Herman 704-639-7640
Nancy Keith 704-873-0507

Mountain Research Station Field Day

Tuesday, July 18
Registration at 1:30 p.m.
Program at 2:30 p.m.

Mountain Research Station
265 Test Farm Rd
Waynesville, NC

Kaleb Rathbone

Organic Grain Crops Field Day Friday, July 21
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Upper Coastal Plain Research Station
2811 Nobles Mill Pond Rd
Rocky Mount, NC

Molly Hamilton
NE Ag Expo Thursday, July 27
8 a.m. to noon
R & R Farms
106 Riddick Grove Rd
Belvidere, NC
Dylan Lilley

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August 2017

Blacklands Farm Managers Tour

Wednesday, Aug. 2

Green Valley Farms
7014 NC 94
Columbia, NC

Rod Gurganus

Apple Field Day Thursday, Aug. 3 Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC
Jeff Chandler

Turfgrass Field Day

Wednesday, Aug. 9

Lake Wheeler Road Field Lab
Raleigh, NC

Rick Brandenburg

Tomato Field Day Thursday, Aug. 10 Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center
455 Research Drive
Mills River,NC
Jeff Chandler

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September 2017

Peanut Field Day

Thursday, Sept 7

Peanut Belt Research Station
112 Research Station Lane
Lewiston-Woodville, NC

David Jordan

SE Peanut Field Day

Tuesday, Sept 12

Border Belt Research Station
86 Border Belt Drive
Whiteville, NC

David Jordan

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October 2017

Beef Cattle Field Day

Saturday, Oct. 28
9 a.m.

Upper Piedmont Research Station
1944 Wentworth St.
Reidsville, NC
Joe French

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November 2017


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December 2017



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NCDA&CS Research Stations Division, Alexander M. Stewart, Ph.D., Director
Mailing Address: 1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1001
Physical Address:2 W. Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3236   FAX: (919) 733-1754

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