In its 12th year strong, the 2015 Cover Your Acres Winter Conference will meet in Oberlin Jan. 20-21. University specialists and industry representatives will provide educational sessions on factors affecting farm management in northwest Kansas and surrounding regions.
Dan O’Brien, KSU associate professor and extension economist, is one of the presenters who will be in attendance. To learn how the farm bill choices and crop insurance can be applied to situations specifically in northeast Kansas, attend one of his workshops at 8:30 a.m. or 4:10 p.m. either day of the conference.
Other sessions include weed control and its effect on the environment and in fallow situations, soil microbiology and carbon, oil sampling, phosphorous management, drought tolerant corn and wheat yield development.
Attendees can choose to attend one day or both days. Fees, if registered by Jan. 14, are $40 for Jan. 20, $35 for January 21 or $50 for both days. Later registration moves the cost to $50 each day. The fees cover educational materials and lunch.
Commercial applicators and certified crop advisors may also choose to receive continuing education credits.
The conference draws around 600 attendees from in and out of state.
Sponsors for the event are Bayer CropScience, Frontier Ag, Hoxie Implement, Lang Diesel, Monsanto, National Sunflower Association, Pacleader Technology, Plains Equipment Group, SImplot Grower Solutions, Sims Fertilizer, Simpson Farm Enterprises and Surefire Ag Systems.
Full conference details and registration options are found here.