Growing our future: Ag Horizons Conference set for Dec. 2-3

Farm Forum

Six SD Ag organizations are once again teaming up to bring producers the Annual Ag Horizons Conference. “Growing Our Future” is scheduled for December 2-3, 2014, at the Ramkota River Centre in Pierre. Producers will find over 30 sessions to help improve crop production, provide marketing tools, demonstrate advancements in technology and share investments into the transportation of our products.

Three general sessions will each have a panel presentation. The “Field to Fork” session include speakers from the Oahe Grain Corporation, Baystate Milling and SD Pulse Processors. “Is Tiling For You” will have presenters from Agrem Tiling Company, SDSU Ag & Bio Systems Engineering and UDSA/NRCS. The final panel “Rail, Roads and the Cost” includes speakers from the Legislative Interim Highway Needs and Financing task force, the Department of Transportation, County Commissioners and Senator Thune’s office.

Breakout sessions include Diseases in Cool Season Pulses, Adding Value to our Crops, SDSU Oats Breeding Program, Leaf Spot and Root Diseases, Reducing the Threat of Combine Fires, Drone Technology Today, Farm Bill Changes, Estate Planning and Carinata as a Rotation Crop. There will also be a presentation from Syngenta, Bayer Crops, Monsanto, and SDSU wheat breeders on “What’s New in the Green House!”

Industry updates is a new area for Ag Horizons and will include information on the Kennebec Connection – a S.D. Wheat Growers investment into a new shuttle loading facility as well as an agronomy center. TransCanada will provide an update on the Keystone Pipeline and SDSU Barry Dunn Dean of Agriculture will look into “Two Sided Coin of the 2050 Grand Challenge.

Ag Horizons is a cooperative effort from S.D. Pulse Growers, S.D. Oilseeds, S.D. Wheat, S.D. No Till, S.D. Crop Improvement and S.D. Seed Trade Association.

Producers may register at