A series of one-day Wisconsin Soybean Growers Conferences will prepare farmers for the 2015 season.
In early December, growers and other interested in the state's $88 billion agriculture economy will converge at regional soybean conferences held around the state. More than 75 farmers are expected to attend each of the conferences where they will receive updates for next year's growing season.
Workshops at the series of Wisconsin Soybean Grower Conferences will cover a wide range of agricultural concerns and issues. At each location, the topics will include presentations on 2014 Soybean Diseases, Marketing Hints for 2015, and Irrigation, Soil and Water Management. Among the expert presenters is Shawn Conley, state Extension soybean specialist.
Conley says, "Growers will learn what is new from a seed, crop protection and inoculants perspective, as well as managing inputs for 2015."
Mike Cerny, president of the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board, adds that the conferences offer soybean farmers a great opportunity.
"Attendees will be able to obtain up-to-date information so they can make more informed decisions for the 2015 planting season," Cerny says. The workshops also offer soybean farmers a chance to ask questions of the expert presenters.
Here are the conference dates and locations. Each event runs from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
• The Janesville Wisconsin Soybean Conference will be presented Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Holiday Inn, 3100 Wellington Place.
• The Eau Claire Wisconsin Soybean Conference takes place Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Sleep Inn Suites and Conference Center, 5872 33rd Avenue.
• The Ripon Wisconsin Soybean Conference convenes on Thursday, Dec. 4, at Royal Ridges, 1 Westgate Drive.
For more information about the conferences or about Wisconsin-grown soybeans, visit the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board website at www.wisoybean.org.