August 28, 2003 - Posted at: 4:57 p.m. CDT
POINSETT COUNTY, Ark. -- This year's Ninth Annual Judd Hill Technology Field day gave hundreds of farmers the opportunity to learn and share research information.
Company representatives from pesticide companies, especially boll weevil eradication, offer advice and guidance toward the best products for cotton.
"It's just a good time for us to get together, and seed companies to get together, and they all kind of compete with each other, showing their products", says farmer Brandon Finch.
Products and techniques have been shown here for the last nine years, thanks to the man who started the Judd Hill farm and, later, the Judd Hill Foundation.
"We have a little over thirty eight hundred acres on this plantation of four thousand acres of cotton. That's all we grow. This day is to focus on the latest cotton technology, said Judd Hill Trustee, Mike Hill.
U.S. Representative Marion Berry was guest speaker for the noon barbecue luncheon.
The Judd Hill Field Day is a result of Sam and Esther Chapin's wedding gift to a family member. The Judd Hill Foundation was established to encourage research and development of progressive farm techniques.