Fremont Corn Expo Jan. 3
Eastern Nebraska corn growers can sharpen their marketing, production, and pest management strategies at the 2019 Fremont Corn Expo January 3 in Fremont.
The event, designed so growers can come and go among presentations, exhibits, and ag equipment, is free, said Nathan Mueller, event coordinator and Nebraska Extension Cropping Systems Educator in Dodge and Washington counties. It will be held at the Christensen Field Main Arena at 1730 West 16th St., starting at 7:30 a.m. with a complimentary breakfast and time to view commercial and educational exhibits. Presentations will begin at 8:45 a.m.
“This program is unique in that it focuses on east-central Nebraska and the challenges faced by corn growers here the last few years,” Mueller said. “It’s designed to allow plenty of opportunities so attendees can connect with exhibitors and other growers throughout the day.”
Keynote speaker will be Elaine Kub, an independent market economist and author of the book, Mastering the Grain Markets: How Profits Are Really Made. Kub, a regular contributor to Market Journal, will present on “Prepping for Grain Market Opportunities.”
Amelia Breinig, the new Nebraska Department of Agriculture assistant director, will discuss the three E’s of corn economics: production efficiency, ethanol, and exports and how they can help keep Nebraska corn trending upward.
Other presentations will include:
- Hail Know: Resources for Hail-Damaged Crops – Tyler Williams, Nebraska Extension educator
- Cover Crops and Insects: Finding a Balance Between Risk and Benefit – Justin McMechan, Nebraska Extension crop protection and cropping systems specialist
- Project SENSE: A Three-Year Review of Sensor-Based Nitrogen Management in Irrigated Corn Production – Joe Luck, Nebraska Extension precision ag engineer
- Business and Industry Update – Nebraska Farm Bureau, Fremont Chamber, Nebraska Corn Growers Association, and Nebraska Corn Board
The event is sponsored by Nebraska Extension, the Fremont Chamber, Nebraska Farm Bureau, the Nebraska Corn Board, the Nebraska Corn Growers Association and many local ag businesses.
For more information on the program or speakers, visit http://croptechcafe.org/fremontcornexpo/. Information from the presentations will be available on the website after the event.