2018 Middle TN Grain Conference slated for late January

Friday, December 29, 2017

The Twelve Annual Middle Tennessee Grain Conference is set for Tuesday, January 30th at the Coffee County Fairgrounds in Manchester. The conference will offer farmers insights to a number of emerging corn, soybean, and wheat production concerns.

According to the 2017 conference evaluation survey, 146 farmers from twenty-five Middle and East Tennessee counties and two adjoining states cited the Middle Tennessee Grain Conference as an excellent source of information addressing pertinent crop production topics.

The conference will get underway with registration beginning at 7:30 AM. Registration is twenty dollars at the door or participants can save ten dollars by pre-registering by Noon, Monday, January 25 through their local UT Extension office. Registration fees include the program, materials, refreshments, lunch, a copy of the conference proceedings (which will contain copies of all presentations), and cap (given at the end of the Conference). This program, like all UT Extension programs, is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability or veteran status.

Once again, the conference will feature one of the largest trade shows in the area. Over 30 vendors will be on-site for the trade show beginning at 8:00 AM. A remarkable slate of speakers addressing current production topics for corn, wheat and soybeans beginning at 9:00 AM. Tennessee Farmers Cooperative will sponsor lunch on site by Christy “Q” Barbeque of Woodbury.

Following lunch, the keynote speaker will be Fred Whitford, Clinical Engagement Professor – Purdue Pesticide Programs. Dr. Whitford will discuss issues concerning “Removing Herbicide Residues from Agricultural Application Equipment & Sprayers on County Roads.”

Following the keynote address, producers will have the opportunity to attend a Dicamba certification program. This new training is required for producers to apply Xtend (Dicamba resistant) and Enlist (2,4-D resistant) soybean products. Cost of the training is twenty-five dollars per person paid at the time of the training. Producers who attend this training will be able to use all forms and brands of the new herbicide chemistries.

Complete details on conference topics and pre-registration may be obtained from the UT Extension Marshall County Office at 931-359-1929 or at 230 College Street Suite 160 in Lewisburg.