Date: December 19, 2013
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Soybean Educational Sessions Available at Wisconsin 2014 Corn/Soy EXPO Set for Feb 6-7, 2014
Madison, WI, Dec. 19, 2013 —First-rate educational sessions covering soybean productivity, herbicide resistance and more will be covered at the 2014 Corn/Soy EXPO, February 6-7, 2014 at the Kalahari Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells.
Educational breakout sessions will cover a variety of topics including Soil Health & Tillage, Improving Soybean Productivity, Herbicide Resistance Update, Cover Cropping in Wisconsin, Nitrogen Management for Crops, New Road Rules for Farm Machinery, Apps for Agriculture, Biofuels, Farm Transition and Exit Strategy and more.
"The 2013 growing season was a challenge for many growers,” says Shawn Conley, Wisconsin State Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist. “Given these widespread challenges, we encourage farmers to learn and discuss more about our research on topics that may give them insight for 2014. Our research is focusing on topics like white mold and screening white mold products that are in the marketplace. We’re doing a lot of research on plant pathogens in soybeans so we want to share some of our information for growers.”
In addition to the educational sessions, the Corn/Soy Expo is packed with great speakers and events. On the first day, featured speakers include DTN Senior Market Analyst Darin Newsom, followed by a presentation hosted by Farm Progress Company Editorial Director Willie Vogt who covers technology and machinery issues for Farm Industry News, Wisconsin Agriculturist and other regional farm publications. Informa Economics Political Analyst Jim Wiesemeyer will also speak in the morning session.
Attendees of the Corn/Soy Expo and the public are invited to attend the Taste of Elegance contest on Thursday evening. The 2014 pork and soy tasting will feature Wisconsin’s leading chefs who will showcase their culinary skills and compete to offer a new pork and soy entrée. The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board and the Wisconsin Pork Association sponsor this event. The public is welcome to attend as well. Tickets are $20 each. Attendees can sample menu specialties from the competing chefs.
On the second day of EXPO, farmers Katie Pratt and Jolene Brown will discuss family farm issues and provide a sneak peak at the new Farmland documentary. 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.
EXPO serves as the annual meeting for the Wisconsin Soybean Association, Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board, Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board and Wisconsin Pork Association.
A special overnight standard room rate at the Kalahari is available for registered conference attendees and makes a great event for the whole family. Registration materials are available online at www.cornsoyexpo.org or you can request information by calling the Wisconsin Soybean Program office at 608-274-752 or the Wisconsin Corn Program office at 262-495-2232.