Farm Calendar

January 3, 2014 

Here are some dates for Johnston County farmers to put on their 2014 calendars:

Pesticide recertification, safety class – 2-4 p.m. Jan. 22; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 10; 3:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 13; or 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 11. All classes will meet at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. For more information, call Tim Britton at 919-989-5380.

Tobacco production meeting – 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. The meeting includes dinner. To register, call 919-989-5380.

Small grain, corn and grain sorghum meeting – 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. Lunch will follow. To register, call 919-989-5380.

Soybean production – 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. Topics include soybean varieties, disease management and weed control. The meeting includes dinner. To register, call 919-989-5380.

Peanut production – noon Wednesday, Feb. 19, at West Farm, 1365 N.C. 222, Fremont. Topics include peanut varieties, insect and disease management, and weed control. The meeting includes a meal. To register, call 919-989-5380.

Soil fumigant training – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. To register, call 919-989-5380 by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17.

Cotton production meeting – 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Sampson County Agri-Exposition Center in Clinton. Topics include cotton varieties, insect management and weed control. The meeting includes a meal. To register, call 919-989-5380.

Interactive pesticide training – 1 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Johnston County Livestock Arena, 1503 County Home Road, Smithfield. For more information, call Tim Britton at 919-989-5380.

Fit testing – available 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, and noon-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. The cost is $25. For more information, call Tim Britton or Bryant Spivey at 919-989-5380.

Pesticide exam – 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. Arrive by 12:30 p.m. A review begins at 10 a.m.

Farm Transition Conference – 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the Johsnton County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield. Topics include farm-transfer issue, ownership succession, estate planning and transferring forest assets. The cost is $10 and includes lunch. To register, call 919-989-5380.

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