Dr Wade Thomason, Grains Specialist, Virginia Cooperative Extension, discusses the merits of the Battle Park Farm corn variety trial with participants in the Corn and Carbon Field day held on location September 20.
Dr Alan Franzluebbers, Soil Scientist, USDA ARS, discusses the role carbon plays in the release of nitrogen needed for plant growth during a September 20th Corn and Carbon Field Day held on Battle Park Farm.
Johnathan Inskeep, seated on the tractor, ferries participants across the 24 corn varieties planted on Battle Park Farm during the Corn and Carbon Field day held on location September 20.
Shawn Appling, Extension Agent, Horticulture (center) with Lonnie Johnson, Associate Director, Field Operations and Administration (left) and John Thompson, Northern District Director (right). Shawn is being recognized for early career achievement in horticulture programming impact. His is located in the Culpeper office of Virginia Cooperative Extension serving Culpeper, Orange and Madison counties in commercial and consumer horticulture. He has a Master of Science in Horticulture from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from University of Georgia. Shawn can be reached at email@example.com or by phone at 540-727-3435, ext. 355.
Hortense Hinton, Carver Alumnus, is pleased with the new county funded sign announcing “The Caver Center”. The alumni association participated in the county farm tour in September as the school was a tour stop featuring its activities there.
Cover crop demonstration (tillage radish and barley) established with significant help from Battle Park Farms (soil prep), Lawrence Bennett (planting), Culpeper Coop and County Farm Service (seed donation) at The Carver Center.