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Machinery Pete coming to Wisconsin Corn/Soy Expo

Still time to register for two-day conference on Jan. 29-30

January 21, 2015

2 Min Read

A change in plans for this winter's Wisconsin Corn/Soy Expo brings farm machinery expert Greg Peterson, widely known as Machinery Pete, to the Kalahari Conference Center for an 8a.m. Early Riser Session on Friday, Jan. 30.

Peterson has been researching and analyzing machinery auction prices for more than 20 years and will share that knowledge and the latest inside scoop on used machinery at Wisconsin's top winter crop event.


Broadcaster and agricultural commentator John Phipps is moderating the Jan. 30 general session at the 2015 Corn/Soy Expo that includes state issues updates and the outlook for corn and soybean world demand. Later in the day, South Dakota Farmer Brian Hefty discusses crop agronomics then takes questions from the audience while broadcasting his Ag PhD radio show.

Wisconsin Corn/Soy Expo kicks off Thursday, Jan. 29 at 8 a.m., at the Kalahari Conference Center with an update on new farm bill programs from UW-Extension Agricultural Economist Paul Mitchell. Other featured speakers include David Kohl, professor emeritus agricultural and applied economics, Virginia Tech, and professional speaker Damian Mason, who applies his own brand of humor to the business of farming.

Educational breakout sessions planned for the 2015 Corn/Soy Expo will provide information on marketing, the new farm bill, precision ag, cover crops, nitrogen management, corn and soybean agronomics, soil testing, fungicide use, using big data and other agronomic related topic. Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Consultants will be offered in many of these sessions.

The annual Corn/Soy Expo is a great opportunity to mix farm business with family time. Members of the Wisconsin Soybean Association and the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association save $50 on registration to the two-day event, which includes free admission to the annual Pork Producers Taste of Elegance, morning coffee and rolls, two lunches, snacks, an evening reception, industry trade show and admission to all programs. Extra Taste of Elegance tickets can be purchased for family and friends at a reduced rate when registering for Corn/Soy Expo.

Registration materials for Corn/Soy Expo are available online at www.CornSoyExpo.org and also can be requested by calling the Wisconsin Soybean Program office at 608-274-7522 or the Wisconsin Corn Program office at 262-495-2232.

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