RUSSELVILLE, KY (1/19/12) – A conference for grain producers in south-western Kentucky and north-central Tennessee will be held Friday, February 3, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Logan County Extension Office in Russellville. This program will feature a variety of speakers from the University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee and a nationally known keynote speaker. There will also be commercial displays from area agribusinesses and major farm input suppliers.
The conference will include educational sessions on wheat diseases, herbicides and weed control, grain market outlook and marketing issues, nitrogen needs for corn, precision agriculture technology, agricultural policy and the new Farm Bill, bringing CRP and pasture into row crop production, and corn research on row width, population, and fungicides. The lunchtime speaker will be crop consultant and Farm Journal associate field agronomist, Missy Bauer, discussing soil density and how it affects crops.
All area farmers and agribusiness personnel are invited to attend. The program has been approved for 5 hours of Kentucky Certified Crop Advisor CEU credit; plus 2 general hours and 2 specific hours of Kentucky commercial pesticide license CEU credit (Categories 1A, 4, 10, 12, and 14). The Logan County Extension Office is located at 255 John Paul Avenue in Russellville, which is on the north side of town adjacent to the US 68/KY 80 Bypass.
For additional information contact Darrell Simpson, Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources at the Muhlenberg County Cooperative Extension Office at 270-338-3124; or call Logan County Extension ANR Agent, Chris Milam (270-726-6323), or Todd County Extension ANR Agent, Curt Judy (270-265-5659). Educational programs of the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.
Information provided by Kristan Melton
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