Dell-Cam Farm to host NBGC Model Farm Tour on July 23

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

DC-FTpic12Dewayne Goldmon, owner and operator of Dell-Cam Farm, will host a 2015 Model Farm Tour sponsored by the National Black Growers Council (NBGC). This series of tours demonstrates integrated usage of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs and agricultural technologies that can be used to improve farm productivity.

Dell-Cam Farm will be open to the public Thursday, July 23, at 7:30 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Field tours will begin at 8 a.m. and will end at 10:30 a.m. The tour will be followed by a brief program and lunch at the S.J. Parker Extension Complex on the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff campus (UAPB) at 11 a.m. and will end at 1 p.m.

The farm is located at 16401 U.S. Highway 79N in Wabbaseka, between Altheimer and Wabbaseka on the north side of Highway 79. The farm is a family row crop farm that produces corn, grain sorghum, rice, soybeans and wheat.

Registration for the tour begins at 7:30 a.m. at the farm. Attendees can go directly to the farm or they can ride in one of the UAPB vans to and from the farm.

“The vans will leave promptly at 7:30 a.m. from the 1890 Extension Complex parking lot,” said Dr. Henry English, head of the UAPB Small Farm Program. “The tour will focus on nutrient management, conservation programs, wildlife habitat management, irrigation efficiency and precision agriculture.”

Various representatives from USDA and the agricultural industry will share details on the implementation of their programs and use of their products.

NBGC has partnered with UAPB and Morehouse Black Farmers and Landowners Association, a community based organization headquartered in Bastrop, Louisiana, to host the tour. Corporate sponsors include Farm Credit Services, John Deere, Monsanto and Syngenta.

Dell-Cam Farm is one of six model farms on the 2015 farm tour. Other farms are located in Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Georgia. For more information about the National Black Growers Council, visit their website at www.nationalblackgrowerscouncil.com.

The S.J. Parker Extension Complex is located on the corner of L.A. “Prexy” Davis Drive and Oliver Road, off University Drive. To insure a place on a UAPB van, contact Stephan Walker, UAPB multicounty agent, at (870) 575-7237 or walkers@uapb.edu

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