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Virginia Tech to host Beef and Forage Field Day at Kentland Farm on July 27

a bllack and white beef cow eating grassVirginia Tech will host a Beef & Forage Field Day July 27 at Kentland Farm in Blacksburg from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to learn more about a variety of cattle- and forage-related topics and to experience Virginia Tech’s scenic Kentland Farm.

Topics will include

  • Economics of low-stress beef cattle handling.
  • Characteristics of quality feeder cattle.
  • The Virginia beef industry and market outlook.
  • Increasing pasture production with summer annuals and alternative forages.
  • Baling and bale-handling demonstrations.
  • Spray applications using boomless and aerial technology.
  • Practical and low-cost application of precision agriculture in livestock.
  • Precision technology demonstrations in forage systems.

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Virginia Tech to host Precision Agriculture Day at Kentland Farm Oct. 12

Participants of Virginia Tech's Precision Agriculture Day will learn about the benefits of precision technology on Oct. 12 at Kentland Farm.

Participants of Virginia Tech’s Precision Agriculture Day will learn about the benefits of precision technology on Oct. 12 at Kentland Farm.

Virginia Tech will host Precision Agriculture Day on Oct. 12 at Kentland Farm in Blacksburg from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Participants will have the opportunity to get answers to common questions about the benefits of precision agriculture and learn how they can establish cost-effective technologies on their farms.

Precision agriculture is becoming increasingly utilized — and economical — in recent years as producers use technology, such as iPads, GPS, and variable rate equipment, to increase yields and inform management decisions.

Registration information for the event, which costs $10, can be found online. Kentland Farm is about eight minutes from the Virginia Tech campus at 5250 Whitethorne Road.

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New dairy complex boosts industry

Virginia’s dairy industry is valued at more than $480 million and is the state’s third most valuable agricultural commodity.

To serve this industry, Virginia Tech researchers and Virginia Cooperative Extension agents and specialists work in concert to provide the most current and relevant knowledge to producers around the state.

Now, they have a new state-of-the-art dairy facility where they can help the industry grow
even more.

This summer, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences completed construction of the $14 million Dairy Science Complex – Kentland Farm.

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