Summer Soybean Tour for Delaware Soybean Farmers

August 9, 2012 under Cooperative Extension

Delaware soybean farmers and farm managers can get the latest soybean production updates by attending Delaware’s Soybean Field Day on August 22. The event will highlight research at two University of Delaware farms.

The Delaware Soybean Board, national soy checkoff and the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension invite soybean farmers in Delaware to attend this free event. The tour starts at noon with a complimentary lunch at the University of Delaware’s Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center (REC).

Lunch includes welcoming remarks from Kevin Evans, Chairman, Delaware Soybean Board; Ed Kee, Delaware Department of Agriculture Secretary; Mark Isaacs, Ph.D., Director of Carvel REC and Michelle Rodgers, Ph.D., Associate Dean, University of Delaware Extension.

Immediately following lunch, participants will split into two groups. One group will remain at Carvel REC while the other tours the Warrington Irrigation Research Farm. The groups will rotate at 3:30 p.m., allowing participants to experience each farm. Highlights of the tours will include new irrigated soybean research, as well as new information on insects, weeds and diseases. Certified Crop Advisor credits will be available.

“This will be a great opportunity for farmers to interact with soybean researchers and others involved in Delaware soybean production,” said Cory Whaley, agriculture extension agent at Carvel REC. “We hope to have a great day of education and fellowship.”

To view a complete agenda, visit http://sites.udel.edu/carvelnews/de-soybean-tour/.  Register by August 15, through Carvel REC by contacting Karen Adams at (302) 856-2585 or by email at adams@udel.edu, or through the Delaware Soybean Board by eFax at (302) 264-8638 or at www.desoybeans.org.

The 69 farmer-directors of USB oversee the investments of the soy checkoff to maximize profit opportunities for all U.S. soybean farmers. These volunteers invest and leverage checkoff funds to increase the value of U.S. soy meal and oil, to ensure U.S. soybean farmers and their customers have the freedom and infrastructure to operate, and to meet the needs of U.S. soy’s customers. As stipulated in the federal Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service has oversight responsibilities for USB and the soy checkoff.

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