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									                                                                        Dinwiddie Extension Office
                                                                        13915-H Boydton Plank Road
                                                                        P. O. Box 399
                                                                        Dinwiddie, VA 23841
                                                                        804/469-4514
                                                                        Fax: 804/469-3284
                                                                        mparrish@vt.edu
                                                                        http://offices.ext.vt.edu/dinwiddie

DINWIDDIE AGRICULTURAL NEWSLETTER
Number 95 – July 2010
                                                       come by the office for a complete list of items that
                                                       may be entered and pick up a registration form.
                                                       The Fair dates are August 4 – 7 and it is being
TIRE AND OIL RECYCLING:
                                                       held at Virginia Motorsports Park in Dinwiddie.
Agriculture Tire Collection and Agriculture
Equipment Waste Oil Collection (100 gallon             MEETINGS AND DATES TO
min.) – Please call the Dinwiddie Extension            REMEMBER:
Office to sign up, 804-469-4514.
                                                       Women and Land: Estate Planning
FORAGES:                                               Date: August 6, 2010
                                                       Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Many of you are feeding hay at this time for           Location: DeWitt/Rocky Run Ruritan Club
livestock due to the dry conditions and damage to                    14929 Glebe Road
hay fields. If you plan to cut/chop corn, millet, or   Cost: $5.00 (includes lunch and materials)
sorghum please test for nitrates. For more
information please call the office at 469-4514.        Workshops for women landowners who would
                                                       like to know more about managing their family’s
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE                              farm and forest lands.
COLLECTION:                                            Sponsored by VA Dept. of Forestry &
                                                       Appomattox River SWCD
Virginia Cooperative Extension and Appomattox
River SWCD will be holding their annual HHW
Collection in October again this year. Please call
                                                       Dinwiddie Extension Field Crop
the office for more information and watch for          and Forage Field Day
additional information in the months ahead.            Date: August 12, 2010
                                                       Time: 5:30 pm
DINWIDDIE COUNTY FAIR:
                                                       Stops for Field Day will include:
                                                       Managing forage after the drought and corn silage
Dinwiddie Extension Office will have a big
                                                              (speaker Chris Teutsch) – On the farm of
display at the Dinwiddie County Fair this year!!
                                                              Billy Bain.
We know that it has been extremely dry this year
                                                       Tobacco & Cover Crop Tillage and Drip
but we would like to encourage any farmers or
                                                              Irrigation (speaker David Reed) – On the
residents that would like to register fruits,
                                                              Farm of Robert and Mark Spiers
vegetables and/or field crops in the fair
                                                       Cotton and Peanut Update (Mike Parrish & Ames
(Extension is holding a contest) please call or
                                                              Herbert) – On the farm of Lance and
       Randy Everett                                Please support local and area Extension Programs, when possible. Your
                                                    support and participation reflect the measure of success of our
Drought Update and Crop Insurance Information       programming efforts. Your participation is greatly appreciated.
       Mike Barnes and Dale Hawkins
Dinner – Old Hickory Farms

Family & Farm Day                                   Michael J. Parrish, ANR Extension Agent
                                                    If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices,
Date: September 11, 2010                            services or other accommodations to participate in these programs, please
Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm                               contact the Dinwiddie Extension Office at 804-469-4514, Monday-Friday,
                                                    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to discuss accommodations at least one week prior to
Location: Southern Piedmont AREC,                   the event.
                Blackstone, VA
There is no fee for this event.
Lots of activities for youth and adults.
Bring chairs and blankets for a day of fun!

Please contact the Dinwiddie Extension Office for
more details or with any questions regarding
calendar events.


***Due to the state of the economy and
due to the number of reductions we
have been faced with we would like to
be able to send out as many newsletters
as possible via email instead of mailing
them. Please email ahawks@vt.edu
with your email address if you would
like to receive the newsletter this way.
Also, please let us know if there have
been any changes to your mailing or
email address recently or if you no
longer wish to receive this newsletter so
that we can make the changes on our
mailing list. Thank you!




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http://offices.ext.edu/dinwiddie.     If
anyone has any suggestions or ideas that
would add to the site, please let us
know!!

								
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