The Sunbelt Expo will begin tomorrow. It is one of the largest farm shows in the United States and has 780 exhibitors. Come visit Newton Crouch Inc at B2-42.
NCI Albany location has closed for the afternoon due to Hurricane Michael. We are monitoring the situation and plan to reopen tomorrow at our regular time. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in this storm’s path.
October 16 begins the 2018 Sunbelt Expo at Spence Field in Moultrie, GA. Newton Crouch Inc. is one of the original exhibitors from the 1970’s. We will be returning to our location at B2-42. 300 seminars & demonstrations are offered over the 3-day event. There is something of interest to everyone with 100 acres of exhibit area with both outdoor and indoor displays, a 600 acre working research farm and 780 exhibitors.
Newton Crouch attendees include Steve Crouch, John Crouch, Michael Carruth, Brian Crosby, Bryson White, Hewett Sutton, Richard Williams, Marty Crouch, Chase Hassey, Scott Harward.
NCI will attend the 2018 Agroforestry & Wildlife Management Field Day held Sept 20, 2018 at the Westbrook Research Farm on Ellis Road in Griffin, GA. The research farm is part of the UGA Griffin Campus and hosts the event every 3 years.
Some of the topics of interest: pinestraw production, timber managment and sales, wildlife management including deer, feral hogs, quail. Wetlands, beekeeping and birds & bats.
The show is a collaborative effort of the UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, the Warnell School of Forestry, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, The Georgia Forestry Commission, The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the USDA.
Spalding County Georgia Farm Days were held Monday September 10 & 11 at the Bledsoe Research Farm. All Spalding County first graders are shown exhibits about agriculture: beef and dairy cows, horses, chickens, forestry management, drone technology, vegetable production, row crop production, food safety and weather station management. The children are divided into groups that rotate through the various stations where they have the opportunity to see, hear, touch and ask questions. After their tour of the different stations the children are given an ice cream – which is usually the highlight of their day!
The Spalding County Master Gardeners played an active part in the event by manning stations across the farm. Marty Crouch, systems manager of Newton Crouch Inc. and a Master Gardener, spoke to the groups on row crops: corn, soybeans, wheat, corn, cotton and peanuts. To help the children understand the connection between farm and table, actual plants and seeds were displayed along with finished food products such as popcorn, a loaf of wheat bread, soybean vegetable oil, peanut butter, etc.
John Crouch and Chase Hassey will be delivering a dry pull type row crop spreader to Fort Valley State University tomorrow. John and Chase will explain equipment operation and features.
NCI attended Turf Field Day at the UGA Griffin Campus today. A new Golf & Turf sprayer was presented. Chase Hassey and John Crouch attended the show
NCI is having its annual summer meeting where members of sales, production, accounting, HR and marketing will discuss challenges and accomplishments. Sebring Manager Randy White and Richard Williams of Albany are attending, along with outside sales representatives Michael Carruth, Brian Crosby, John Crouch and Chase Hassey.
Christine from Thomsaston, GA picked up her new 200 gallon 3 point hitch sprayer with boomless nozzles today. She said she had done lots and lots of research because she wasn’t sure what she needed or even what was available. One of the things that bothered her was the way “you get what I have” for many products. She said when she called NCI and spoke with John Crouch the first thing he said was tell me about your operation, what you want to do and what problems you are having. Then John told her she could get only the features she wanted. She was thrilled she wouldn’t have to buy then alter her equipment. Christine admitted that she was paying more for the NCI sprayer than the others she had shopped, but said that the customer service and custom design were big factors in her purchase. She said that she was telling one of her neighbors about her new equipment and he told her, “you’re buying the best!”
NCI is proud to announce Chase Hassey as the new Equipment Sales contact for South and North Carolina. Chase started with us in the Liquid Equipment Production Shop. He has hands-on experience with liquid equipment from the ground up. Chase is also a farmer whose hay won 3rd place in the Southeastern Hay Competition at the SunBelt Expo 2017, 1st in Spalding County and Middle Georgia Hay Contests. Chase will understand farming requirements as well as the capabilities of NCI equipment. He’s a great fit for equipment sales.