North Carolina Cooperative Extension Currituck crop newsletter

Published 11:24 am Sunday, January 27, 2019

By Adam Formella, updated by Sherry Lynn

North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Currituck County is now publishing a monthly newsletter containing a list of important agricultural-related events in and around Currituck County.

Each event description includes information on what the event is about, who is presenting, when and where the event is held and how to sign up or pre-register.

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Expect newsletters around the first of the months.

Corn production meeting – Jan. 30

The Camden/Currituck corn production meeting is planned for Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Currituck Cooperative Extension Office, 120 Community Way, Barco. Dr. Ron Heiniger, North Carolina State Extension corn specialist will be presenting on maximizing corn production. Two hours of N, O, D and X pesticide credits will be offered. Breakfast will be provided. To get an accurate meal count, pre-registration is requested.

Soybean production meeting – Feb. 6

The soybean production meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Camden United Methodist Church, 197 NC Hwy. 343 S., Camden. Two specialists from North Carolina State will be presenting on maximizing soybean production: Dr. Rachel Vann, Extension soybean specialist, and Dr. Dominic Reisig, entomology specialist. Two hours of N, O, D and X pesticide credits will be offered. Breakfast is provided and sponsored by the NC Soybean Producers Association. Pre-registration requested.

Private pesticide applicator recertification: Two hour “V” training – Feb. 7

On Thursday, Feb. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon, Austin Brown, agriculture Extension agent – Camden County and Clay Hudson, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, will be offering a private pesticide applicator recertification two hour “V” training upstairs in the historic Camden County Courthouse, 117 NC Hwy. 343 N, Camden. This course offers two hours of the required “V” credits. After this meeting, the next opportunity in Currituck/Camden counties to obtain these “V” credits will not be until August 2019, before the September 30, 2019 deadline.

Pre-registration for the Soybean Festival, corn and soybean producers’ meetings is required for meal counts. Register online at or by contacting the Currituck Extension office at 252-232-2261. No payment is required for provided meals to those that pre-register.