Soil and Water

 Agriculture and Conservation Farm Tours

Get on Board  -  2017 Field Crop & Conservation Farm Tour
Plans are in progress for our annual farm tour which is hosted by the Davidson Soil & Water Conservation District, USDA-NRCS, and the Davidson County Cooperative Extension Service. The tour date is scheduled for Thursday, August 17th.  We will be traveling to several sites of interest within the County.  It is designed for interested adults to view the latest agricultural innovations and farming practices.  This tour is free of charge and limited to the first 50 adults who call in their reservation.  Lunch and transportation are provided. The tour begins at the Davidson County Agriculture Center.  Plans are to leave around 8:15 am and return back around 2:30 to 3:00 pm.  Call 336-242-2075 to make a reservation.  
 
 
2015 Field Crop/Conservation Farm Tour
Our Annual Conservation Farm Tour was hosted by the Davidson Soil & Water Conservation District, USDA-NRCS, and the Davidson County Cooperative Extension, and was held on Thursday, August 20th, 2015.   Approximately 60 attendees traveled with us to farms within the County to view and learn about the latest agricultural innovations and farming practices within different areas on various soil and site conditions.
 
This year's tour began at Ken Becks Farm to observe their livestock operation.  The group traveled to Patriot Mart and the farmers market and fresh vegetables.  Beautiful corn and soybean fields were observed at Tim Loflin and Ronald Thompson Farms.  At Dennis Loflin Farm, the group observed his pig operation and best management practices they utilize.  Vegetable production was viewed at Fine Farming.  Lunch was served at The Classic Family Restaurant in Denton.  After lunch, the group visited the Lexington Waste Water Treatment Plant to observe and learn about the ways they utilize best management practices within the city. 
 
We would like to extend a very special thank you to all of the farm participants for allowing us the opportunity to visit their sites and view their agricultural innovations and farming practices.  We are also extending a very special thank you to our sponsors Carolina Farm Credit and Davidson County Farm Bureau for their financial support in making this tour possible.
 
The Conservation Farm Tour was free of charge and was limited to the first 50 people that call in their reservation.  Lunch and transportation were provided. The tour began at the Davidson County Agriculture Center around 8:15 am and returned back to the Davidson County Agriculture Center around 2:30 to 3:00 pm.