Annual UT grain conference scheduled

Annual UT grain conference scheduled

Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 8:01 pm

The annual Tennessee Grain and Soybean Producers Conference is set for Feb. 3 at the Dyer County Fairgrounds in Dyersburg.
The program, which is sponsored by University of Tennessee Extension, will begin at 8 a.m. with a trade show. Breakout sessions will begin at 9 and will be delivered by experts from the University of Tennessee, University of Kentucky and University of Missouri.
The 2011 Grain Confer-ence will also feature two special presentations. In the morning, visitors can hear marketing insights from DTN Analyst John Sanow. DTN/The Progressive Farmer is known as a leading source for breaking agricultural news, markets and weather forecasts.
Immediately following lunch, Kip Cullers, known as “The Soybean King,” will give the keynote speech. Cullers currently holds the soybean yield record at 160 bushels per acre. The national average is 44 bushels per acre. He farms more than 12,000 acres near Purdy, Missouri.
The annual conference is a free event. For more information, including directions to the site, go to http://utextension.tennessee.edu/dyer or call the Dyer County Extension office at (731) 286-7821.
Commercial Applicator Points and CCA Points will be available.

Published in The Messenger 1.18.11

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