Please take a look at the information below from Agriculture Agent – Field Crops, Mac Malloy. I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Folks with Tobacco Interest:

The agenda for the 2017 Tobacco Day event scheduled for December 7 at the Johnston County Extension Center has been released.  More information can be found at  Registration is not required.

Tobacco Day 2017

December 7th, 2017-Johnston County Extension Center

8:00 – Coffee & Donuts

8:30 – Welcome – Mr. Bryant Spivey, Johnston County Extension Director

8:35 – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Update – Dr. Steve Lommel, Associate Dean for Research and Director, NCARS

8:50 – Aiming at a Moving Target: Disease Control in North Carolina – Dr. Lindsey Thiessen, Assistant Professor and Tobacco and Field Crops Extension Plant Pathologist, Dept. of Entomology and Plant Pathology

9:10 – Tobacco Thrips, Tobacco, and Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus in 2017 – Dr. George Kennedy, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor of Agriculture, Dept. of Entomology and Plant Pathology

9:30 – Organic Greenhouse Fertility: Managing Water Chemistry – Dr. Matthew Vann, Assistant Professor and Tobacco Extension Specialist, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences

9:50 – Float Tray Steam Sanitation Equipment Guidelines – Dr. Grant Ellington, Extension Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

10:10 – Break

10:30 – Potential Mandated Lowering of Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes: A Plant Perspective – Dr. Ramsey Lewis, Professor of Crop Science, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences

10:50 – FDA’s Proposed NNN Product Standard and the Impact on Leaf Production – Dr. Summer Hanna, Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, RAI Services

11:10 – Flue-Cured Tobacco Situation and Outlook – Dr. Blake Brown, Hugh C. Kiger Professor, Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics

11:30 – TGANC President’s Remarks – Clay M. Strickland, Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina President and Sampson County Tobacco Farmer

11:50 – North Carolina Agriculture Perspective – Mr. Steve Troxler, North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture

12:00 – Presentation of Tobacco Greats – Dr. Loren Fisher

12:30 – Lunch