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September 13, 2017: ESAREC Research Field Day (Painter, VA)

SAVE THE DATE! (A detailed program to follow)

Virginia Tech's Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center (ESAREC) has scheduled the 2017 Research Field Day for Wednesday, September 13th. Registration is free, open to the public and will begin at 8:00 AM at the ESAREC complex located at 33446 Research Drive, Painter, Virginia 23420. Lunch will be provided. 

The Virginia Tech, Eastern Shore AREC is committed to supporting commercial vegetable and agronomic crop production throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Centrally located on Virginia's Eastern Shore, the center conducts basic and applied research on more than 25 agricultural crops including, but not limited to, alfalfa, barley, broccoli, cabbage, cantaloupe, collards, cotton, cucumbers, dry beans, eggplant, field corn, lettuce, lima beans, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, snap beans, soybeans, spinach, squash, sunflowers, sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon, wheat, and zucchini.


If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Carrie Scott at least 5 days prior to the event at 757-414-0724* (*TDD number: (800) 828-1120) during business hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to discuss accommodations. 

If you would like more information about this topic or are interested in sponsoring this event or setting up a booth, please contact Lauren Seltzer at 757-414-0724 ext. 11 or email at

The Virginia Beginning Farmer & Rancher Coalition is a state-wide and coalition-based Extension program, housed in Virginia Tech’s Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education. Funding was sponsored by the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) of the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Award #2017-70011-26861, and the Southern Risk Management Education Center Grant #545015. For more information about the program or funding, contact Kim Niewolny, Program Director and Extension Specialist, at or 540-231-5784.

For website updates, such as broken links, please contact Allyssa Mark, Program Associate.