Profitable corn and soybean production is extremely important to Wisconsin agriculture. In 2009, Wisconsin producers planted nearly 3 million acres of corn worth $1.0 billion. Another 1 million acres worth $0.7 billion was planted for corn silage to support our dairy industry. Soybeans worth $0.6 billion were harvested from 1.6 million acres.
Faced with fluctuating prices and rising production costs, farmers today must be well informed about new technologies to be profitable. The 2012 Corn and Soybean Conference meeting series is sponsored by the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, the Wisconsin Soybean Association and UWEX.
These Corn and Soybean Conferences are designed to provide technical insight, practical advice and interaction with university and industry experts and fellow growers.
Those attending will learn about:
• The "new" economics of production
• Selling strategies for corn in the new market
• Top 10 Yield Detractors in Soybean
• Producer tips for successful corn production
• Will we ever see $7/$15 corn/soybean again?
• Cash versus futures pricing
• Storage decisions
• Evaluating market outlook and alternatives
• Traffic management to reduce compaction
• Producing 300 bushel corn - Lessons learned
• Fungicides: Are they working yet?
• The latest on Twin-row corn production
• An update on trucking issues in Wisconsin
We encourage you to pre-register early since space is limited. Invite a neighbor to join you. Contact the County Extension Office that will be hosting the meeting you plan to attend.
The meeting dates and locations for the 2012 Wisconsin Corn and Soybean Conferences are:
Tuesday, January 17 – Seymour – Doxbee’s Banquet Hall
Wednesday, January 18 – Menomonie – Stout Ale House
Thursday, January 19 – Darlington – Bridges Banquet Center
2012 Wisconsin Corn Conference Program
Coffee, milk, rolls in Exhibit Area
Opening remarks by Host Agent
2012 Corn Production and Management Keys to High Yields and Profitability
Dr. Joe Lauer - UWEX Corn Agronomist
What’s Ahead For Wisconsin Corn and Soybean Growers - How Our Associations Helps Producers
Mr. Bob Oleson - WCGA/WCPB Executive Director and WCGA/WCPB Directors
Mr. Bob Karls – WSA/WSMB Executive Director and WSA/WSMB Directors
What's New in Seeds and Ag Products for 2012
Industry Co-sponsor Representatives
12:00 pm LUNCH
Top Ten Soybean Yield Limiting Factors
Dr. Shawn Conley – UWEX Agronomist
Back-to-Back High Yields and Prices: Now Where?
Mr. David Moll - UWEX Ag Economist
Tips for Successful Corn Production and Profitability
Seymour: Is less more? Are twins better than singles? – Kevin Jarek, Outagamie County Agent
Menomonie: Timing fungicide applications – Is there a benefit? – Katie Sternweis and Jerry Clark, Dunn and Chippewa County Agents
Darlington: Wisconsin Agricultural Transportation Regulations – Ted Bay, Grant County Agent and TBD, Wisconsin State Patrol-Motor Carrier Enforcement Section
Support for the 2012 Wisconsin Corn and Soybean Conferences provided by:
Dairyland Seed Company
First Capital Ag
Partners in Production
Contree Sprayer and Equipment Company
Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board
Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board
Please join us at a meeting in your area. To download the brochure and registration form, click here.