“It’s really important right now:” Delmarva farmers get together to learn about new research, tools
PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- Delmarva Farmers came together for “Lower Shore Precision Agriculture Day.”
The Event at the Somerset County Civic Center featured university and industry professionals who spoke about efficient farm equipment and new agriculture research. There were also demonstrations featuring new technology for growing and tending to crops.
Attendees and presenters both said events like this keep Delmarva farmers on the cutting edge.
“I think one of the more important things about keeping up to date is making sure that what you’re going to buy is actually going to help us save money and improve your operation,” Jarrod Miller, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist at the University of Delaware, said.
“It’s really important right now with the high prices to reduce input,” Sarah Hirsh, University of Maryland Extension AG Educator, said. “So, the more precisely that you can apply anything, the lower the cost is and the better the bottom line is going to be for the farmer.”
Nutrient vouchers, pesticide recertification, and CCA credits were also available to farmers who attended the event.