CW 09-11-23 2009 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo Dec. 11

CW 09-11-23 2009 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo Dec. 11

November 23, 2009

Ag management expert Steve Johnson will speak on "Surviving Turbulent Times" at the 2009 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo in Wahoo Dec. 11. Other  presenters will include UNL researchers and specialists, Nebraska Soybean Board representatives, soybean growers and private industry representatives who will share information to help soybean producers plan for next year’s growing season.

The expo, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m., will be in the pavilion at the Saunders County Fairgrounds in Wahoo, said Keith Glewen, UNL Extension educator.

Johnson serves as the Farm and Ag Business Management Specialist in Central Iowa for Iowa State University Extension. He specializes in topics related to grain marketing, government farm programs, crop insurance and other risk management strategies. He writes and trains on topics related to government farm programs, grain production contracts, farmland leasing and related crop income issues. He contributes to articles featured in a variety of farm magazines, Web sites, e-newsletters and other print and electronic media.

Johnson’s presentation is entitled, “Surviving Turbulent Times”. Steve will take a look at corn and soybean market outlook strategies and he will discuss the “Top Ten Best Farm Management Practices.”

Other presenters and topics include:

  • How to Use Cost of Production Figures, Tina Barrett, Nebraska Farm Business Association;
  • Improving the Quantity and Quality of Soybean One Gene at a Time, Tom Clemente, UNL Department of Agronomy and Horticulture;
  • Soil Fertility — Its Contribution To Soybean Yield, Richard Ferguson, UNL Extension Soils Specialist; and
  • The Old and the New: Controlling Volunteer Corn in a Traited World, Lowell Sandell, UNL Extension Educator, Weed Science

The expo will also include a Nebraska Soybean Checkoff update and Association information.

Producers will be able to visit with representatives from seed, herbicide, fertilizer, and equipment companies and view new farm equipment during a 30-minute break at 10 a.m. Soy doughnuts will be cooked on site, and a noon lunch will be served.

Registration is available the day of the expo at the door. For more information about the program or exhibitor information, call (800) 529-8030 or e-mail kglewen1@unl.edu.

This program is sponsored by UNL Extension in the University's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Nebraska Soybean Board, Saunders County Soybean Growers Organization and private industry. There is no registration fee.