Virginia No-Till Conference Comes to the Valley

By: Amelia Nahmias Email
By: Amelia Nahmias Email

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ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- Tuesday was the second day of the Virginia No-Till Conference at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds where farmers learned ways to maximize productivity and become more environmentally friendly.

New technologies like GPS systems and devices that can actually drive the tractor by itself were on display.

Farmers from all over the Valley took advantage of this experience to learn about all the new equipment, which included feeders, liquid sprayers and hay balers.

Farmers took the opportunity to bring their families and friends to admire and learn about all the newest high tech farm machinery.

Kids seemed to be having the most fun pretending to drive the tractors, but they're not the only ones dreaming big.

"The tractors are by far the coolest. I guess just because I drive one everyday. You figure out what's nice and what's not. If you spend a couple hours in it, it's nice to have a nice tractor ride," said Wesley Miller, an Augusta County farmhand.

Some of this equipment may be a little too high tech for most, but everyone at the conference seemed to enjoy themselves.


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