Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Wisconsin Corn and Soybean Conferences

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

9:30 am
Coffee, milk, rolls in Exhibit Area

10:00 am
Opening remarks by Host Agent

10:10 am
2012 Corn Production and Management Keys to High Yields and Profitability
Dr. Joe Lauer - UWEX Corn Agronomist

11:00 am
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

11:30 am
What's New in Seeds and Ag Products for 2012
Industry Co-sponsor Representatives

12:00 pm   LUNCH
Exhibits open

1:00 pm
Top Ten Soybean Yield Limiting Factors
Dr. Shawn Conley – UWEX Agronomist

1:50 pm
Back-to-Back High Yields and Prices: Now Where?
Mr. David Moll - UWEX Ag Economist

2:40 pm
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

3:30 pm
Conference Adjourns

Support for the 2012 Wisconsin Corn and Soybean Conferences provided by:
Dairyland Seed Company
First Capital Ag
Legacy Seeds
Legacy Seeds
Partners in Production
Mycogen Seed
Pioneer Hi-Bred
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.

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