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InfoAg 2016

Paul Davis
Virginia Grain Producer
New Kent, VA 23124
Paul Davis is the owner/manager of a 550 acre research and demonstration farm in New Kent, VA. The majority of his work is conducted on corn, wheat, barley, soybeans and pumpkins for different fertilizer, chemical and seed companies.

Davis retired after 28 years with Virginia Cooperative Extension as an Agricultural Agent in Fluvanna County (1981-1984) and New Kent/Charles City Counties (1989-2009). Davis specialized in crop and soil science with expertise in soil quality, continues no-till cropping systems, intensive small grain management, cover crops and no-till pumpkin production.

Paul was reared on a 1200 acre family grain and vegetable farm in New Kent County on the Pamunkey River. He graduated from New Kent High School in 1974 then served 2 years in the U.S. Army as a heavy equipment operator. He graduated from Ferrum Jr. College with an A.S. degree in Agriculture (1979), B.S. in IPM from Virginia Tech (1981), M.S. in Weed Science from Virginia Tech (1986).

Farming partners are his wife, Marian, father, Boogie and mother, Anna. Paul also played defensive back for both Ferrum and VA Tech Football teams. He continues to be active in the Senior Olympics track and field events, and runs several 5K and 10K races per year.