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November 07, 2008

N.C. ag agents step up for N.C. farmers

At a time when some question the validity of Cooperative Extension in general and county agents specifically, a group of six Extension agents in northeast North Carolina annually step well beyond the expected an put on one of the very best field days of the year.

The Northeast Ag Expo, named for northeast North Carolina, has been going on for a few years now. Last year the topic was corn — corn was a hot topic in 2007. This year the topic was peanuts — peanuts are making a comeback in the upper Southeast. Next year the topic will be another timely one — small grains.

The Northeast Ag Expo is planned, developed and brought to reality each year by six county agents and their dedicated staffs to bring the latest in research and Extension information on what they deem to be the hottest topics for farmers in their area of the world.

The six counties involved include: Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Perquimans and Pasquotank. The six movers and shakers who have made the Expo work for the past few years are: Mark Powell, Camden County; Mike Williams, Chowan County; Tommy Gandy, Currituck County; Paul Smith, Gates County; Lewis Smith, Perquimans County; and Al Wood, Pasquotank County.

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Posted by Natalie at November 7, 2008 03:59 PM