Plan to join fellow farmers and ag industry representatives as Penn State Extension kicks off their annual Crops Conferences in Lancaster (January 15) and Allentown (January 16). On tap is a wide range of important agronomic topics to assist and educate farmers and other agricultural professionals. The featured speaker will be Ed Usset, Grain Marketing Economist for the Center for Farm Financial Management at the University of Minnesota. He will kick off the daytime meeting at 9 AM with a keynote presentation on “Grain Marketing Tips”. He will also present a breakout session on “How to Get $4.50 Corn”. The opportunity will also be available to earn a minimum of 2 core and 2 category PA pesticide applicator recertification credits. Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) and Nutrient Management credits will also be available. The Pennsylvania Corn Growers Association and the Pennsylvania Soybean Board will present their regional yield contest awards at the meeting.
Numerous local agricultural companies including ag lenders, applicators, seedsmen, equipment dealers and others will be on hand and have displays to support the meeting and answer your questions. This is a great opportunity to discuss your crop needs and see some of the latest product offerings.
There is a $20 fee if pre-registered, which includes lunch. Walk in registration fee for the daytime program is $25. In Allentown, an abbreviated evening session will begin with registration at 6:00 PM, and include pie and coffee (no meal). The evening program will run from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, and will include 2 core and 2 category recertification credits. Pre-registration fee for the evening program is $10, and walk-in registration is $15.
Reservations are appreciated but not required. Walk-ins will be accepted as space allows. You can register in two ways: Register online or call toll-free 877-345-0691 (Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM).
Additional Penn State Crops Conference dates and locations include:
- Mifflinburg, Union County – January 25
- Towanda, Bradford County – February 12
- Prospect, Butler County – February 26