Tennessee–Kentucky Tobacco Expo slated
Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2011 8:01 pm
The annual Tennessee-Kentucky Tobacco Expo is scheduled for Tuesday in Springfield.
The educational event and trade show offers tobacco farmers an opportunity to meet with a wide range of agribusiness representatives that are involved in tobacco production and related fields. Last year 26 agribusinesses and organizations participated in the Tobacco Expo trade show.
Seminar speakers, topics and times offered for this year will include:
• Dark & Burley Tobacco Variety Update
Dr. Andy Bailey, University of Tennessee/University of Kentucky Tobacco Specialist — 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
• Insect Pest Management
Dr. Paul Denton, UT/UK Extension Tobacco Specialist — 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.
• Tobacco Market Situation & Outlook
Will Snell, UK Department of Agricultural Economics — 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
• Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Course
1 p.m. ($15 fee required for recertification)
The event will be held at the Robertson County Fairgrounds Community Building, 4635 Hwy. 41 North. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A barbecue lunch will be served to all participants, sponsored by the Eastern Dark-Fired Tobacco Association and Burley Stabilization. There is no registration fee for attending the Tobacco Expo, and it is open to everyone regardless of race, creed or national origin.
For more information on the Tobacco Expo, contact Robertson County UT Extension agent Paul Hart at (615) 384-7936.
Published in The Messenger 1.25.11