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.
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.
The Georgia Agribusiness Council will host a meeting for its Executive Committee and Board of Directors this Wednesday, April 18, at the University of Georgia Griffin Campus. After attending meetings and a luncheon, the GAC will tour various places on the Griffin Campus.
We want to congratulate (and brag!) Erin & John Crouch on the birth of their daughter. Susie arrived Tuesday kicking and screaming. She is a tiny little thing weighing only 2 pounds 14 ounces but very feisty (just like her daddy). We’re pleased to say everyone is doing great!
John Crouch will speak to the Wilkes County Young Farmers on April 5 at the Young Farmers Building located at 313 North Alexander Avenue in Washington, GA. The meal will start at 7:30 and John will speak to the group on GPS guidance systems.
Michael Carruth will be traveling to southwest Mississippi (cattle country) March 12 – 16 to train equipment operators on the 1250 gallon liquid applicator truck. This sprayer has Raven controls. Michael will calibrate the sprayer and then go through basic operations like rate control and section control. There are 2 videos about this unit on our website under Learn More – Liquid Equipment Videos. One video discusses the various features of the 1250 gallon unit and the other video explains the control valves. This makes Michael’s training more efficient because the customer can always review this information online.