Registration is now open for this winter’s Wisconsin Corn/Soy Expo, Feb. 1-2 at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells. Access the registration form and a program schedule at cornsoyexpo.org.
General sessions planned for the meeting will feature Chip Flory, host of the “Market Rally” radio show at Pro Farmer, and Barry Flinchbaugh, an agricultural economist and policy analyst. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Scott Hamilton Kennedy will recount the making of his pro-genetic engineering documentary, “Food Evolution,” and reaction he’s received from groups on both sides of the issue during a luncheon Feb. 2. Attendees can view the film during afternoon breakout sessions on the first day of Corn/Soy Expo.
The two-day event will start with an Early Riser Session on dynamic hedging from James Schroeder of Equity Cooperative Livestock Association. Corn/Soy Expo includes a large industry trade show both days, and educational sessions on a variety of crop production and management issues the first afternoon. University of Wisconsin-Extension ag economist Paul Mitchell will discuss farm markets and programs at the Early Riser Session on Feb. 2, and an agronomic session with Shawn Conley, UW Extension, and Jodi DeJong-Hughes, Extension educator for the University of Minnesota, will round out the event that afternoon.
Annual meetings of state soybean, corn and pork groups will take place at noon on Feb. 1, and the Wisconsin Pork Association will hold sessions concurrently throughout Corn/Soy Expo. While the association annual meetings are free, open to the public and require no advance registration, admission to most other meetings and the trade show require payment of a registration fee.
Members of the Wisconsin Soybean Association and the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association save on registration to the two-day event, which includes free admission to the annual Wisconsin Pork Association Taste of Elegance, morning coffee and rolls, two lunches, breaks, an evening reception, the trade show and all programs. Single-day registrations also are available.
In addition to being online at cornsoyexpo.org, registration material can be requested by calling the Wisconsin Soybean Program office at 608-274-7522 or the Wisconsin Corn Program office at 262-372-3289.
Reduced hotel room rates are available at the Kalahari resort from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3 for registered Corn/Soy Expo attendees, and all rooms include free waterpark passes. Please note that hotel policy requires advance payment for first-night stay, a cancellation fee may be charged, and availability of Friday and Saturday night rooms are very limited. Weekend rooms also must include a Thursday night stay. Rooms must be booked directly with the hotel by calling 877-253-5466 and asking for the special Corn/Soy Expo rate.
Source: Wisconsin Corn/Soy Expo