[Mocksville, NC]—Davie County's Cooperative Extension is an important part of Davie County as it helps our farmers, gardeners, and community members make the right decisions about farming, taking care of their lawns, eating seasonally and so much more.
"Our agents support farmers year-round with crop and livestock issues, questions and continuing education," said Colleen Church, Extension Director.
Currently, the team at Cooperative Extension is planning training opportunities that are held during the offseason to help prepare farmers for what's next. These training opportunities include a variety of workshops, safety training, and pesticide applicator recertification classes.
Additionally, the livestock agent supports Davie County youth that shows livestock at the Dixie Classic Fair. This year, 15 Davie High FFA students showed sheep at the Dixie Classic Fair led by their teacher Jesse Ledbetter.
The students who showed sheep are: Karsyn Whitaker, Samantha Esparza, Bailey Dyson, Riley Crotts, Naomi Hellard, Kasey Williford, Devan Hardin, Caleb West, Rose Marion, Audrey Miller, Sarah Craver, Teairah Dillion, Alexis Cutshaw, Charlee Dyson, and Addy Buchannon.
As Harvest season approaches, this also means that it's time for the state and national crop yield contests for corn and soybean growers. The Davie County agents' presence is required to measure and attest to the yields being submitted. They currently are spending much of their time in the fields supporting farmers in these efforts.
It's a busy season approaches for the Davie County Cooperative Extension and there are plenty of opportunities to learn more about what they do and how you can be involved. For any questions reach out to Colleen Church at 336-753-6100.