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• 43rd Blacklands Farm Managers Tour draws huge crowd in eastern North Carolina.

• Blacklands Tour and Northeast Ag Expo set the standard for field days.

• Program content a big draw for North Carolina farmers and agri-business leaders.

Though the Blacklands Farm Managers Tour is the oldest event of its kind in North Carolina, it’s not the only one. The 18th annual Northeast Ag Expo was held the last week in July, and it too produced a large crowd of farmers and agri-industry people.

Next year there will likely be even better correlation between the two events. Communications people from North Carolina State University were working away at both field days to produce a promotional piece for the events.

I don’t know the specifics, other than it will be a promotion for both tours, Whether or not that means there will be some coordination among the dozen or so county agents in both parts of North Carolina, who are primarily responsible for putting on these field days, I don’t know. I hope so.

I also hope the administrators back in the Ivory Tower in Raleigh recognize and reward the folks who work so hard to put North Carolina State’s best agricultural foot forward to their constituency. Having worked at a Land-Grant institution most of my working life, I know how these kinds of efforts can be over-looked.

Knowing the folks who are at the helm of the Department of Agriculture and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in North Carolina, I’m confident that won’t be the case.

So kudos to the North Carolina State Cooperative Extension System, especially to all the men and women in the county offices up and down the coast, who worked so hard to make the Northeast Ag Expo and the Blacklands Farm Managers Tour big successes this year.

rroberson@farmpress.com

 

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