"Focused on Productivity, Management, and Stewardship"

2017 Virginia Ag Expo Returns to Charles City County

 

  

“Focused on Productivity, Management and Stewardship” is the theme for the 2017 Virginia Ag Expo. The Virginia Ag Expo is the largest agricultural field day held 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 Charles City County on August 3th. The location, Renwood Farms, owned and operated by The Stanley Hula Family.  Renwood Farms is a large diversified farming operation producing over 6,000 acres of crops a year; consisting of corn, soybeans and small grains; along with seed conditioning and sales. This focus on management and productivity at Renwood Farms has produced the world record corn yield of 532 bushels per acre by David Hula. The USG soybean seed that produced the world record yield of 172 bushels per acre was grown and conditioned at Renwood Farms.

 

The field tour will have the Virginia on farm corn and soybean variety test. Plots will demonstrate in-furrow and pop up fertilizers on corn and soybeans; biologically-based nitrogen soil testing; Mn-coated potassium fertilizer; potassium needs for 100 plus bushel soybeans; seed treatments on early emergence and vigor in corn; planting date vs relative maturity in soybeans; soil quality for high yields including a soil pit along with controlled traffic farming; low population soybeans and simulated drift of commonly used herbicides. In the afternoon there will be field demos of chopping corn header vs regular headers.

 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided by Virginia food vendors. Attendees will be able to eat any time from 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

 

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

 

Renwood Farms

17303 Sandy Point Road

Charles City, VA 23030

 

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 exhibitor and sponsor information contact John Smith at VaAgExpo@aol.com or 804-829-5671.

 

Virginia Ag Expo

 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Event Opens at 7:30am

Field Plot Tours Start at 8am

 

The Hula Family's

Renwood Farms

17303 Sandy Point Road

Charles City, VA 23030