The 33rd annual Corn Growers Seminar is set for Friday, January 6, 2017. As always, the seminar will be held at the Ruritan Building in Geff according to Gregg Barnard, Wayne County Corn Growers President. The seminar is free and is open to the public.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with coffee and rolls. The program starts at 9:00 a.m. with timely topics as an update on transportation concerning locks and dams, use of drones in crop insurance, the value of quality data for nutrient management, and what to do with soil grid sampling results.
Senator Dale Righter and Representative David Reis have been invited to provide legislative updates on happenings in Springfield affecting agriculture as well.
A free fried chicken and roast beef dinner will be served at noon by the Ruritans. Following lunch, Matt Bennett, of Bennett Consulting, will provide a Marketing Outlook. Matt brings a producer perspective, enriched with his extensive grain marketing background. His firm specializes in formulating risk-management strategies for corn and soybean farms and livestock producers. Matt’s analysis and commentary on the grain markets appears on various TV and radio stations across the Midwest, including “AgDay” and “U.S. Farm Report”.
This annual seminar is sponsored by the Wayne County Corn Growers and University of Illinois Extension, in conjunction with the following local agribusinesses: Asgrow/DeKalb, Bayer Crop Sciences, Consolidated Grain & Barge, Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Crop Protection, Fairfield National Bank & Bean Capital Banking Center, FMC Corporation, Monsanto, DuPont Pioneer, SFP, Valent, and Wayne-White Electric Cooperative.