UT conference slated to be held in Dyer Co.
Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 6:46 am
The Messenger 01.17.12
Mark your calendar for Feb. 2.
Not because it’s Groundhog Day, but because that’s the date of the annual Tennessee Grain and Soybean Producers Conference held at the Dyer County Fairgrounds in Dyersburg.
Whether spring is just around the corner or there are six more weeks of winter in store, farmers can prepare for the 2012 crop year by attending the conference’s informative breakout sessions or touring the extensive industry trade show.
Registration for Grain Conference begins at 7:45 a.m. and will include coffee and doughnuts. The trade show and sponsor booth visitation will take place from 8-9 and will be immediately followed by the morning breakout sessions, led by University of Tennessee Extension specialists. This year’s sessions will focus on topics such as resistant weed management, new planter technologies, herbicide tank mixes and more.
Following a complimentary lunch, conference participants can hear a keynote address from Farm Journal “Corn College” agronomist Missy Bauer, who will deliver a speech titled “Vertical Tillage and Irrigation Efficiency.”
Guests will also have the opportunity to meet the new UT Institute of Agriculture chancellor, Dr. Larry Arrington. He will speak briefly before lunch.
The complete 2012 Grain Conference program is available online at http://utcrops.com. More details are also available by calling the Dyer County Extension office at (731) 286-7821.
Commercial Applicator Points and CCA Points will be available.
The Dyer County Fairgrounds is located on James Rice Road in Dyersburg.
UT Extension provides a gateway to the University of Tennessee as the outreach unit of the Institute of Agriculture. With an office in every Tennessee county, UT Extension delivers educational programs and research-based information to citizens throughout the state. In cooperation with Tennessee State University, UT Extension works with farmers, families, youth and communities to improve lives by addressing problems and issues at the local, state and national levels.