Posted: January 8, 2013
It’s Not Too Late to Register and Attend the 2013 Pennsylvania Agronomic Education Conference in State College, January 15-16, 2013
The Pennsylvania Agronomic Education Conference is a winter tradition for our agronomic industry. The two-day educational event provides technical information for all aspects of crop production and allows industry, academia and state agency reps to network and discuss the newest technologies you can use when advising your Northeast crop producer clientele. You can receive CCA, Pesticide Recertification, Nutrient Management, and Commercial Manure Haulers/Applicators credits at this conference. Here are some highlights of what to expect this year;
- Growing the Future of The Agronomic Workforce in Pennsylvania – Panelists including industry, academia, and the PA Department of Agriculture.
- The Phosphorus Market - Ken Nyiri, British Sulphur Consultants
- Plant Growth Regulator Herbicides: What’s the Difference Between 2,4-D, Dicamba, and the Others – Rex Liebl, BASF
- PSU Cover Crop Interseeder and Applicator Update – Greg Roth, Penn State
- Soil Fertility in No-till - Doug Beegle, Penn State
- Managing Nitrogen with Cover Crop Mixtures – Charlie White, Penn State
- The Impact of Herbicide-Resistant Weeds on US Agriculture – Kevin Bradley, Univ. Missouri.
- The Six Secrets of Soybean Success and the Seven Wonders of High Yield Corn – Fred Below, Univ. Illinois
- Biotech Crops: What’s Does the Future Hold? – Adrianne Massey, BIO
- Adapt-N: a Tool for Precision N Management in Corn Production – Harold van Es, Cornell University
- Update on Manure Injection Research in Pennsylvania – Robb Meinen and Emily Duncan, Penn State
And of course we will hear from esteemed Professor Lou Moore about the agricultural economy and State Climatologist Paul Knight about this past year’s weather and what’s in store for 2013. To register, you can download the Conference Brochure and Registration Form or contact Amy Bradford at (717-651-5920) for more information.
World Agricultural Outlook Highlights Crops Seminars
Make plans now to attend one of Penn State Extension’s “Crops and Pesticides: One-Day Seminars”. The seminars will be held at 11 convenient locations throughout Pennsylvania, beginning in Lancaster County on January 17. The keynote address on the World Agricultural Outlook and Risk Management will be given by John Berry, Penn State Extension Educator. Breakout sessions on a variety of topics have been planned to provide the latest information for the grain and forage crop producer. You will have the opportunity to learn from extension experts and visit with commercial exhibitors at the seminar. Pesticide, nutrient management, and CCA credits will be available. Registration cost is only $10 per person, if paid within 7 days of the seminar date. Click here for more information, including a list of dates and locations, or to register on-line.
Grazers Winter Meeting
Do not miss the opportunity to attend the upcoming Winter Meeting hosted by the Franklin County Graziers and Penn State Extension! This meeting is being held from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22nd at Solomon’s Lutheran Church, 4856 Wayne Avenue, Chambersburg, PA (just a few miles from I-81). Topics include manure management manual updates, grazing behavior, pasture biodiversity and an on-farm testimonial from one of the Franklin County Graziers. The registration fee is $17 per person, which includes lunch. The registration deadline is January 15th. For more information or to register for this workshop, please call Penn State Extension-Franklin County at (717) 263-9226.Professional Crop Producer Conference Set
The 2013 Professional Crop Producers Conference is set for February 20 and 21 in Lancaster this year and will be an exciting opportunity to hear some great presentations and network with other crop producers, consultants and industry professionals on state of the art crop production tactics. In today’s world of high risk/high reward crop production, its critical to be using the best strategies and latest technologies to grow top yields and improve your bottom line.
The theme of this year’s conference “Strategies, Techniques and Tactics for Greater Profits” is built around a solid program with nationally recognized speakers and our popular grower roundtables to discuss lessons learned from the field this year. We also will be continuing our equipment showcase session with hands-on presentations on sprayers, no-till and narrow row planting and harvesting equipment. Forage producers will have a full slate of activities at the conference covering topics from the latest on innoculants to yield monitors for forage harvesters.
The cost for the two day conference is $75, with discounts available for one day and student registrations. Click here for more information on registering or being a sponsor.