(12/31/12) The annual Wisconsin Corn Conferences, sponsored by the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association, Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board and UW-Extension, will be held in Black River Falls on Thursday January 24th.
Profitable corn production is extremely important to Wisconsin agriculture. Farmers today must be well informed about new technologies to be profitable. These Corn Conferences are designed to provide technical insight, practical advice and interaction with university and industry experts and fellow growers.
Attendees will learn about: Drought's impact on next year's nitrogen fertilizer levels; the value of crop residue; the "new" economics of production; production tips for successful corn production; performance of new hybrid technologies; slowing development of herbicide resistances; and how climate change will affect farm operations in Wisconsin. Speakers include Joe Lauer, UW corn agronomist, Vince Davis, UW weed scientist and Dick Wolkowski, Emeritus UW soil scientist .
The WI Corn Conference begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends by 3:30 p.m. at the Skyline Golf Course, 612 N. 11th St., (Highway 54 to Eighth Street north to Golf Road West) Black River Falls. The cost is $5 per person, but goes up to $8 after Jan. 16. It includes a noon lunch. Attendance at each location is limited to 100. Invite a neighbor to join you, we encourage you to pre-register early since space is limited. Contact the Jackson County UW-Extension office (715) 284-4257 to register.
Additional dates and locations are: Jan. 23, Janesville – America's Best Value Inn, 2900 Milton Ave. (Highway 26 just north of the Interstate 90 interchange); and Jan. 25, Brownsville – Brownsville Community Club, 871 W. Main St. (intersection of Highway 49 and County Road Y). Janesville conference – Rock County Extension (608-757-5696); and Brownsville (920-929-3170).