VSU Agriculture Research Station Showcases Latest Research at Field Day Thursday August 29, 2013

VSU Agriculture Research Station Showcases Latest Research at Field Day

Thursday August 29, 2013

9:00AM to 11:45AM

VSU Randolph Farm, 4415 River Road, Petersburg, VA 23806

Online Registration Only: http://coopext.wufoo.com/forms/august-2013-field-day/

THIS IS A FREE EVENT & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Come learn about ongoing research at Virginia State University Randolph Farm located in Petersburg, VA. Research and Extension presentations will raise small farm producer awareness about small farm production and marketing.

STOP 1

Everything from Niche to Pollination

Drs. Reza Rafie, Steven Pao, and Mark Kraemer will discuss niche specialty crops, food safety, pollination and natural enemies. Clif Slade of VSU Small Farm Outreach Program describes the 43,560 per acre project

STOP 2

Chickpea Production and Marketing

Drs. Harbans Bhardwaj, and Yixiang Xu share information about chickpea production and processing. William Crutchfield, Cliff Somerville of VSU Small Farm Outreach Program discuss local farm participation in a collaboration with the Sabra Dipping Company

 STOP 3

Meat Goats, Nutrition, Feeding and Parasite Control

Drs. Adnan Yousuf, Michelle Corley and Vitalis Temu will highlight Small Ruminant Research, Forage Ecology and Management. Dr. Stephan Wildeus presents current research on hair sheep reproduction.

 STOP 4

Can “Weeds” and “Forages” make Big Bucks?

Drs. Laban Rutto and Maru Kering share information regarding crops viewed as “weeds” or “livestock feed” being considered for functional food market. Theresa Nartea, Extension marketing specialist and invited Virginia local food industry leaders discuss how small farmers can capitalize on functional food markets in Virginia.

 THIS IS A FREE EVENT & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

For questions contact:

Mollie Klein, mklein@vsu.edu or 804-524-5960

 

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