Registration is now open for the Wisconsin Corn/Soy Expo at the new Kalahari Convention Center and can be accessed, along with a program schedule, at cornsoyexpo.org. Wisconsin Corn/Soy Expo will run Feb. 6-7.
General sessions on Feb. 6 feature Chip Flory, host of Market Rally radio at Pro Farmer, and Farm Progress Editorial Director Willie Vogt, who will present “6 Technical Innovations Shaping Agriculture Today.” Vogt also will moderate an expert panel featuring Maria Zieba, National Pork Producers Council; Paul Burke, U.S. Soybean Export Council; and Ryan LeGrand, U.S. Grains Council. Both of Vogt’s presentations take place the morning of Feb. 6, following Flory’s opening speech.
The trade show opens that morning, and educational breakout sessions on a variety of crop production and management issues will run that afternoon. Rodrigo Werle, University of Wisconsin-Extension cropping systems weed scientist, will summarize two years of waterhemp and dicamba research. Brian Luck, also from Extension, will discuss planting technology and tools for optimizing emergence. Ag attorney George Twohig and Pat Sturz, CliftonLarsonAllen, will present “Succession Planning: Working With Your Professional Advisory Team.” Damon Smith, Extension plant pathologist, will present “App-riculture: Bringing Basic Science to the 21st Century Farm.”
The trade show will continue the evening of Feb. 6, along with a Porkapalooza reception.
The second day of the expo will continue with an early session on crop risk management by Mike North of Commodity Risk Management Group. Keynote speaker Barry Flinchbaugh (left) from Kansas State University will prsent “2020 Vision of Agriculture Policy.”
Annual meetings of the state soybean, corn and pork groups will take place at noon on Feb. 6. Wisconsin Pork Association will hold sessions concurrently throughout Wisconsin Corn/Soy Expo. While the association annual meetings are free, open to the public and no advance registration is required, admission to most other meetings and admission to the trade show require payment of a registration fee.
In addition to being available 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 until Jan. 12 for registered Corn/Soy Expo attendees. 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.