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Bi-State Conference: Crop Managment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 11, 2013


COVINGTON, Ind.—Purdue University Extension and University of Illinois Extension are collaborating to offer the annual Bi-State Crop Management Conference. The program will be held at The Beef House at 16501 Indiana State Road 63, Covington, Indiana on Tuesday, December 10th. Registration begins at 8:45 am E.S.T, and the presenters will begin promptly at 9:15 am.

The program features Bob Nielsen, Purdue University Corn Specialist sharing his presentation "One Guy's Opinion on Corn Seeding Rates." Following Dr. Nielsen, will be Dennis Bowman, University of Illinois Extension Educator, and he will be presenting "Drones on the Farm & Other Precision Technology." The morning will also feature presenters Mike Plummer, Conservation Ag Consultant for Illinois Council of Best Management Practices, presenting "Cover Crops: Facts, Fiction & Real Management" , and before the lunch buffet Matt Pearson, Fertilizer Administrator Office of the Indiana State Chemist, will present "Fertilizer Storage Regulations."

The afternoon session will engage participants in a "Double Outlook for Double the Money". Jim Angel, Illinois State Climatologist will discuss the weather outlook. Chris Hurt, Purdue University Agriculture Economist, will round off the day with his presentation on the market outlook.

The cost for the program and lunch buffet is $20 payable at the door. An additional fee of $10 is required to earn credits for the Indiana Private Applicator Recertification Program, Certified Crop Advisor, or Indiana Commercial Pesticide Applicator credits. Pre-registration is required by contacting Courtney Stierwalt, Purdue Extension Fountain County at (765)793-2297, dickerso@purdue.edu , or register online at https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=9120 by December 5th.

For further information contact Courtney Stierwalt, Purdue Extension Fountain County ANR Educator, 765-793-2297.