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Join Farm Journal at Ag Connect Expo 2011

October 20, 2010
By: Margy Eckelkamp, Farm Journal Machinery Editor and Test Plot Director
 
 

Here’s the full list of Farm Journal Media co-located education programs and events at Ag Connect Expo 2011. The second Ag Connect Expo will take place Jan. 8 to 10 (with special preview day on Jan. 7) in Atlanta, Ga.  http://www.agconnectexpo.com/

The Farm Journal events include a Pro Farmer Profit Briefing Seminar; Corn College for the South; Corn College Short Course; Leave a Legacy Workshop; Dairy Today Forum: Meeting Dairy Challenges: In the Parlor, In the Field, In the World; and Beef Today Forum: Keys to Forage Profitability.

 

Pro Farmer Profit Briefing Seminar

Thursday, January 6, 1-5 p.m. and Friday, January 7, 7-11 a.m. (includes breakfast starting at 7 am)

Cost: $129

Tap into the extensive expertise of the Pro Farmer team at the Profit Briefing Seminar. You’ll hear an up-to-the-minute commodity market outlook, a farm policy update and analysis of the economy and land values. Click here to learn more 

Agenda

Thursday, January 6

11 a.m. Registration Desk Opens

1 p.m. Welcome

1:15 p.m. Habits of Highly Successful Farmers - Danny Klinefelter

3 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. 2011 Economic Outlook - Vince Malanga

5 p.m. Networking Reception

Friday, January 7

7 a.m. Breakfast speaker TBD

8 a.m. Policy Update - Roger Bernard

9:15 a.m. Technology Update - speaker TBD

10 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Commodity Market Outlook - Chip Flory

 

Corn College for the South

Friday, January 7, 1-4 p.m. and Saturday, January 8, 8-11 a.m.

Cost: $129

Corn growers in the South will learn how to meet the agronomic challenges of growing the crop in their geographic area. The practical tips provided will help lay the foundation for high-yield success. Click here to learn more 

 

Corn College Short Course

Saturday, January 8, 12-3 p.m.

Speaker: Ken Ferrie and Missy Bauer, Field Agronomists, Farm Journal Media
Cost: $49

Learn the top 10 tips for increasing corn yields from Farm Journal Field Agronomists Ken Ferrie and Missy Bauer. You’ll capture knowledge you can take home and implement in your own fields – and boost yields. Click here to learn more 

 

Beef Today Forum: Keys to Forage Profitability

Saturday, January 8, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Speakers: Garry Lacefield, Extension Forage Specialist, University of Kentucky and Don Ball, Extension Agronomist, Auburn University
Cost: $49

Feed costs are the largest drain on dollars in most cattle operations and an area where small changes can pay dividends. Participants in the forum will learn from expert forage specialists the keys to forage profitability and the importance of forage quality, whether grazing or putting up hay. They will discover how to get the most from inputs, like fertilizer and herbicides, to boost production without breaking the bank. Also they will learn about forages for the future. Click here to learn more 

 

Dairy Today Forum: Meeting Dairy Challenges: In the Parlor, In the Field, In the World

Sunday, January 9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Cost: $49

BMR Forage Sorghum: Opportunities and Challenges
Speaker: Robert Lemon, Agrithority

Making Milk Quality Simple
Speaker: Dave Sumrall, President and CEO,Dairy Production Systems, High Springs, FL.

Dairy's Brave New Exporting World
Speaker: Jim Dickrell, Editor, Dairy Today

With the new year dawning, the Dairy Forum will help producers regain their footing after a devastating 24 months. Our top line-up of speakers will help dairy producers’ profit in the field by growing new varieties of high tonnage, high-quality BMR Sorghum. They’ll discover how to better manage their milking parlors by focusing on details most farmers miss. And they’ll learn of new export opportunities as China drives to triple its per capita consumption of dairy products. Click here to learn more 

Leave a Legacy Workshop

Monday, January 10, 8-11 a.m.

Speaker: Kevin Spafford, Founder, Legacy by Design, LLC
Cost: $49

Creating a lasting legacy, preparing the operation for generational transfer, developing leaders for long-term growth, or planning for an unanticipated contingency—a comprehensive succession strategy is fundamental to every agribusiness. This workshop, a part of the Farm Journal Legacy Project, offers hands-on training with succession planning expert Kevin Spafford. It covers the step-by-step process for succession planning. The Legacy Project is developed by Farm Journal Media and supported by Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business. Click here to learn more 

 

Saturday, January 8, 8 - 9 a.m.

Education Breakout: Business track

Farm Land Values, Speaker: Mike Walsten, Editor, Landowner

You won't want to miss the state-specific analysis of today's farm land values and cash rent trends provided by Landowner Editor Mike Walsten. His report will help you know what your land is worth – and what you should or shouldn't be paying. Click here to learn more

 

Saturday, January 8, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Education Breakout: Business Management track

Grain Systems for Today and How to Expand for the Future, Speaker: Gary Sorgius, Vice President, Ripco Ltd

Focus of the presentation will be on grain system design for the large grain farm operator and covers material handling, storage and drying. Gary will also discuss site selection, various types of handling, applications and different drying methods. This session will apply to existing facilities and conclude with ideas on future expansions. Click here to learn more 

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