The eleventh annual Middle Tennessee Grain Conference set for Thursday, January 28 at Coffee County’s Fairgrounds in Manchester, offers farmers insight to a number of emerging corn, soybean, and wheat production concerns.
The conference is scheduled to get underway with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $20 at the door or participants can save $10 by pre-registering by 12 p.m., Monday, January 25, through their local UT Extension office. Registration fees include the program and materials, refreshments, lunch, a copy of the conference proceedings, and a grain conference cap. 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.
A trade show of various seed, chemical and equipment dealers will begin at 8 a.m. followed by a slate of speakers addressing current production topics for corn, wheat and soybeans beginning at 9 a.m. Tennessee Farmers Cooperative will sponsor lunch on site provided by Christy “Q” Barbeque of Woodbury.
Following lunch, Dr. Larry Steckel, UT Extension Weed Specialist, will provide the keynote presentation with his latest management strategies toward managing Palmer amaranth, which is becoming a costly weed to manage if strategies are not implemented early. Also new for 2016 will be Drew Lerner’s predictions for 2016 weather patterns.
Complete details on conference topics and pre-registration can be obtained from the UT Extension Office in Coalmont at 27 Phipps Street, or by calling the Extension Office at 931-592-3971.