Jan. 5 Fremont Corn Expo Offers Strategies for Staying Competitive - UNL CropWatch, Dec. 19, 2011

Jan. 5 Fremont Corn Expo Offers Strategies for Staying Competitive - UNL CropWatch, Dec. 19, 2011

Dec. 19, 2011

From farming with precision technologies to weather predictions for 2012, the Fremont Corn Expo Jan. 5 will provide information to help farmers and agribusiness professionals remain competitive in the corn industry. The expo highlights topics identified by corn growers as important to their farming operations.

Brian Hefty

Brian Hefty

Registration for the free event begins at 8 a.m. with a complimentary breakfast and a chance to view exhibits. The expo, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the main arena at Christensen Field in Fremont, is designed for growers, crop consultants, agronomists, seed corn representatives, and others looking to improve corn production, marketing, and utilization. A complimentary lunch will be served to expo participants.

Featured speaker for this year's expo will be Brian Hefty, farmer and co-host of Ag-PhD on RFD-TV.  Hefty, who  farms 2,500 acres with his brother, will share some of his own on-farm research and the strategies that have enhanced his operation.

Other program topics will include:

  • Farming after the Flood, John Wilson, UNL Extension
  • Variable Rate Fertility and Seeding Strategies, John Shanahan, Pioneer Hi-Bred International
  • What’s Happening in Washington, D.C. — A Look at the Farm Bill, Sam Willet, National Corn Growers Association
  • Business and Industry Update
  • Our Top 10 Farming Practices Learned from On-farm Research, Hefty
  • Will the Current La Nina Pattern Cause Production Problems in 2012?, Al Dutcher, UNL Extension

A special nitrogen applicator and irrigation management certification training will be conducted for Lower Platte North Natural Resources District producers at 3 p.m.

For more information about the Expo contact Dave Varner at 402-727-2775 or dvarner1@unl.edu or view the program flier at http://dodge.unl.edu/FremontCornExpo. Exhibitor space is available.

The Fremont Corn Expo is sponsored by UNL Extension, Colfax-Dodge County Corn Growers and Area Agribusiness, Nebraska Corn Growers Association, Nebraska Corn Board, Fremont Area Chamber Agricultural Business Council, Dodge County Farm Bureau, and Iowa Corn Growers.

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