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Grain conference rated great source of information
More than 100 bulls will be sold at auction Jan. 19 at Middle Tennessee AgResearch Education Center in Spring Hill. The auction is scheduled to begin at noon.
The 12th annual Middle Tennessee Grain Conference, set for Thursday, Jan. 26 at Coffee County’s Fairgrounds in Manchester, offers farmers insight to many emerging corn, soybean, and wheat production concerns.Per the 2016 conference evaluation survey, 147 farmers from 22 middle and east Tennessee counties and two adjoining states rated the Middle Tennessee Grain conference as an excellent source of information addressing pertinent crop production topics.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 noon, Monday, Jan. 23 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 everyone.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.Following lunch, a panel of farmers and Dr. Forbes Walker, UT Environmental Soil Specialist, will provide the keynote presentation of their successes, failures and benefits incorporating soil health practices into their operation.