Farmers and producers from around the state gathered at Schaefers Farm at Lollie Bottoms on Saturday to catch up on the latest agricultural technologies during the Faulkner County Cooperative Extension Service Field Day.

According to County Extension Agent Jennifer Hawkins, the field day offered area growers the opportunity to see new products and equipment in a variety of areas.

"This is a joint field day including both row crop and hay and pasture aspects," Hawkins said. "We’re providing demonstrations that will be helpful to area producers, as well as showing the latest technologies and equipment."

Saturday’s events included demonstrations on pasture weed control, edible soybean varieties, fire ant control, corn varieties, disease monitoring and control, hay quality and sprayer calibration. Ag Pro of Conway and Menard Manufacturing provided farmers with a look at some of the newest agricultural equipment on the market.

"We wanted to make this a one-stop shop to see new equipment and technologies and get educated on new varieties and techniques," Hawkins said. "This is a great chance for producers to enjoy the day with their family. We were glad to see everyone came out even with the weather forecast. Everybody is glad to see the rain," Hawkins said.

The Faulkner County Cooperative Extension Service joined forces with the Conway and Perry county offices in hosting Saturday’s field day.

(Staff writer Stephanie Fischer can be reached by e-mail at stephanie.fischer@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1238. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit.)