UT Extension Hosts Grain Conference in West Tennessee

Jan 27, 2020


Informative presentations, an extensive trade show, and an opportunity to network with some of the leaders in corn and soybean production are all on the agenda for the 2020 West Tennessee Grain and Soybean Producers Conference.

This University of Tennessee Extension event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Dyer County Fairgrounds on James Rice Road. Registration opens at 7:45 a.m. As visitors arrive, they can explore numerous trade show booths and enjoy a time of meet and greet with representatives from area agribusinesses.

Breakout sessions begin at 9 a.m. They include presentations on farm bill changes, soil testing for precision agriculture, weed management, and seed treatment effectiveness.

All visitors will reconvene at 11 a.m. to hear from Wesley Tucker, a field specialist in agricultural business from the University of Missouri. Tucker will discuss effective methods for coaching, motivating, and retaining good employees.

Conference goers will also meet the newly established Tennessee Corn Promotion Council and hear an update from Executive Director Carol Reed. Parks Wells, executive director of the Tennessee Soybean Promotion Council, will recognize winners of the state’s 2019 soybean yield contest.

A complimentary lunch will be served at noon and will be immediately followed by the conference’s keynote presentation, “Filter the Kool-Aid Before You Drink It,” led by Robert Nielsen of Purdue University.

Producers, commercial aplicators, and certified crop advisors can obtain certification points at the conference.
For more information regarding the West Tennessee Grain and Soybean Producers Conference, contact the UT Extension office in Dyer County at 731-286-7821.  You can also download a conference agenda at UTCrops.com.
 
 

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