Wisconsin Corn/Soy Expo, the hallmark winter farmer meeting, is set for Thursday Feb. 6 through Friday, Feb. 7 at the Kalahari Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells, with an extensive offering of educational programs, industry trade show and networking opportunities for farmers, their families and industry representatives.
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, breaks, an evening reception, industry trade show and admission to all programs. Extra Taste of Elegance tickets can be purchased for unregistered family members at a reduced rate when registering for Corn/Soy Expo.
As a special incentive for Corn/Soy EXPO attendees, the Kalahari offers their standard rooms for $109 Wednesday and Thursday evening and a special $189 rate for Friday night. All overnight stays include free waterpark passes for every registered guest and discounted rates for the new Kalahari Theme Park. Hotel information is included in the program brochure, accessible online at www.CornSoyExpo.org and the reservations must be made by Jan. 10.
Wisconsin's Annual Corn/Soy Expo kicks off Thursday, Feb. 6, with an 8 a.m., Early Riser Session featuring DTN Senior Market Analyst Darin Newsom. A general session follows, hosted by Penton Farm Progress Company Editorial Director Willie Vogt who covers technology and machinery issues for Wisconsin Agriculturist, Farm Industry News, and other regional farm publications. A presentation by Informa Economics political analyst Jim Wiesemeyer and a panel on national industry issues rounds out the morning session.
A full slate of Thursday afternoon educational sessions include, as follows:
-New Road Rules for Farm Machinery
-Soil Health and Tillage
-Improving Soybean Productivity
-Herbicide Resistance Weed and Management Update
-Nitrogen Management for Wisconsin Crops
-Apps for Agriculture
-Marketing with Carl Babler
-Cover Cropping Techniques
-Tillage and Water Quality
-Grain Storage Tips
-Farm Transitions and Exit Strategy
Friday starts at 8 a.m. with a long-range crop weather forecast from John Felt of Blue Water Outlook and continues with a general session featuring Jolene Brown discussing family farm issues and sneak peak at the new documentary "Farmland." Rancher Trent Loos is the featured speaker for Friday's luncheon and the day concludes with Fred Below, University of Illinois professor of Crop Physiology, covering the quest of high yield corn and soybeans.
The complete Corn/Soy Expo program and event registration is available online at the new www.CornSoyExpo.org web site. Registration material also can be requested by calling the Wisconsin Soybean Program office at 608-274-752 or the Wisconsin Corn Program office at 262-495-2232.Source: Wisconsin Corn/Soy Expo