“Celebrating Southside Virginia’s Agricultural Diversity” is the theme for the 2016 Virginia Ag Expo. The Virginia Ag Expo is the largest field day held annually in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As an educational, marketing, and social event, farmers and agribusiness look forward to the Virginia Ag Expo each year.
This year the Ag Expo will be held in Dinwiddie County on August 4th. The location, Double “B” Farms, is owned and operated by Billy Bain. Double “B” Farms is a large diversified farming operation consisting of 3,500 plus acres of crops, consisting of: corn, soybeans, wheat, peanuts, cotton, forage, and a beef cattle herd.
In the field, There will be demos, research and discussions on Cotton, Sorghum, Peanuts, Forage, Beef Cattle, Sweet Potatoes, Small Fruits, Niche Pork, Soybeans, Field Corn, Tobacco, and Integrated Pest Management along with drone demonstration, soil pit demo and fertility work.
Over 150 exhibitors and sponsors will have on display all of the most up to date equipment, goods and services for agricultural producers and property owners no matter how large or small. Field tours will also be presented by many of Virginia’s top agricultural researchers and Cooperative Extension Agents and Specialists.
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Event Opens at 7:30am
Field Plot Tours Start at 8:20am
Double B Farms
19509 Bain Road
Dinwiddie , VA 23841
Field Plot Tour Include:
- Corn & Soybean Variety Plots
- Demonstration Plots of: Corn, Soybean, Cotton, Sorghum, Peanuts, Forage, Cover Crops, Beef Cattle, Sweet Potatoes, Small Fruits, Niche Pork, Tobacco, and Integrated Pest Management
- Soil Pit Demo
- Fertility Research
- Nematode & Weed Control Plots
- UAS/Drone Demonstration
- Live Feeder Calf Grading Demonstrations
The Virginia Ag Expo is sponsored by the Virginia Grains Producers Association and the Virginia Soybean Association, in cooperation with the Virginia Cooperative Extension Service.
For media inquiries please contact Ben Rowe at Ben@VirginiaGrains.com or 804-726-6022