Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tobacco Day attendance
This year's Tobacco Day, hosted by the Johnston County cooperative extension center drew over 280 attendees--the largest number of growers, agents, and industry leaders that have attended this meeting since I have been on the faculty. In addition to research updates from tobacco extension faculty, the annual Tobacco Greats awards were presented. This year's honorees were Tom Pharr, an ag. engineer who has helped develop much of our modern tobacco equipment, and Suzanne Bailey, a driving force behind the Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenley, NC. Mrs. Bailey was honored posthumously with her husband and family in attendance.