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92nd Soil and Crops Conference set for Jan. 30

Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 1:00 pm

January 30, 2017 @ 11:30 pm – January 31, 2017 @ 1:30 am

The 92nd Annual Audrain Soils and Crops Conference will be held Monday, January 30 at the Mexico Vocational Agriculture Center, just north of Mexico High School on Wade Street.
Supper will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the High School Cafeteria and the program will start at approximately 6:15 p.m. The concurrent sessions will be held at the Mexico Vocational Agriculture Center, which is just across the parking lot.
There will be an excellent variety of concurrent sessions including:
• Updates from USDA, NRCS, and Farm Service
• Variable Rate Fertilizer
• Offsite movement of Dicamba
• New Rules for UAVs
• MU Soil Health Lab vs. MU Soils Testing Lab
• Grain Storage Management
There will also be three family sessions including:
• Straw Bale Gardening
• Cooking with Beef
• Home Canning.
This will also be an opportunity to learn about a new program at MU called “Pharm to Farm.”
“The planning committee has chosen an excellent variety of topics including technology, research, and family. The committee tried to choose topics that would be helpful and interesting,” said Mary Sobba, ag business specialist.
This program is open to all. But RSVP is requested by January 25. Call the Extension Center at 573-581-3231. Supper will be provided by the Mexico Young Farmers and the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council. It will be served by the Audrain County Farm Bureau. The program will conclude approximately 9 p.m. The planning committee for this event consisted of Audrain Extension Council members Scott Brooks, Cameron Oliver, Tina Schmeling, Bobby Stone, Ryan Hollenberg; Ted DeVault, of Mexico Young Farmers; agronomist Max Glover; agricultural engineer Kent Shannon; and agricultural businessperson Mary Sobba.