Growing your future: 2016 Ag Horizons Conference Nov. 29-30
We are pleased to bring to South Dakota producers a wealth of ag information in just a day and a half. Ag Horizons will be held on Nov. 29-30 in Pierre, at the Ramkota River Center. We have added new topics, old favorites and a modern women’s program.
Our general sessions include “Pre and Post Marketing Techniques,” presented on Tuesday and Wednesday by Ed Usset, grain marketing economist from the University of Minnesota. Dwayne Beck, Dakota Lakes Research Center, will be highlighting “Now What? Cows, Cover & Seed Balls.” Carolyn Thompson brings us the “Real Dirt” on estate planning as producers look to have the next general step in place. The Wheat Foods Council’s Tim O’Connor will address “Breaking Wheat’s Biggest Obstacles.” Did you struggle with wheat protein issues this harvest? We’ll we have an industry panel of grain buyers, millers and bakers to provide some answers to “Why Protein Matters.”
Our federal program topics include updates from FSA program directors on ARC and PLC as well as the Conservation Reserve Program. RMA will be in attendance to address wheat and pulse crop changes. NRCS brings us details of the new CSP program and rainfall saving techniques for your soil. In addition to updates on the Farm Bill, producers can visit with a panel of congressional staffers, who will take your comments on the 2018 Farm Bill back to Washington, D.C.
A few new topics include “Tomorrow’s Seed Technology,” “Companion Cropping,” “Organic Production, Marketing and Demand,” “Choosing the Right Spray Nozzles for all Crops,” and Annie’s Project which is a women’s program offering “Insight into Commodity Marketing” and “Family Communications Dynamics.”
SDSU will be in attendance with research results and new crop data, to help with all those planting decisions. And of course, they can help with all those weed, insect and disease problems as well.
It is easy to register at www.sdwheat.org. Credit Cards can be taken online for your convenience. Our hosts include South Dakota Crop Improvement Association, South Dakota Oilseeds Council, South Dakota Pulse Growers, South Dakota Seed Trade Association, South Dakota Soil Health Coalition, and South Dakota Wheat, Inc.
We hope to “Grow Your Future” as your attend Nov. 29-30 at this year’s Ag Horizons.