2019 Tobacco Day

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Tobacco Day will be held on Thursday, December 5 from 8 a.m. to noon at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Johnston County Center (2736 NC-210, Smithfield, NC 27577). Please join us for industry updates and recognition of the 2019 Tobacco Greats! Registration is not required.


8 a.m. – Coffee and Donuts

8:30 a.m. – Welcome

Mr. Bryant Spivey

8:35 a.m.  – College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Update

Dr. Dale Monks 

8:50 a.m. – Developing Conservation Tillage and Plasticulture Practices in Organic Tobacco

Ms. Cordelia Machanoff

9:10 a.m. – Mechanical Harvester Stalk Applied MH System Overview

Dr. Grant Ellington

9:30 a.m. – Update on Tobacco Cost of Production

Mr. Gary Bullen

9:50 a.m. – Emerging Disease Considerations in NC Tobacco Production

Dr. Lindsey Thiessen

10:10 a.m. –  Break

10:30 a.m. – Recent Evaluations of New Herbicides for Tobacco Production

Dr. Matthew Vann

10:50 a.m. – Improving tobacco scouting recommendations with on-farm collaborations

Dr. Hannah Burrack 

11:10 a.m. – Tobacco Situation & Outlook

Dr. Blake Brown

11:30 a.m. – 2019 Growers Perspective

Mr. Steve Griffin – TGANC

11:50 a.m. – Commissioners Update

The Honorable Steve Troxler

Noon – Presentation of Tobacco Greats

Dr. Loren Fisher