On Jan. 17 and 18, K-State Research and Extension in partnership with the Northwest Crop Residue Alliance will host the ‘Cover Your Acres Winter Conference’ in Oberlin for crop producers, consultants and others interested in northwest Kansas agriculture.
The meeting is a producer-driven program that focuses on the latest technology, methods, and conservation practices to improve crop production on the High Plains, said Lucas Haag and Jeanne Falk Jones, K-State Research and Extension crops and soils specialists. It annually brings in more than 500 attendees from the surrounding area.
Registration begins both days at 7:45 a.m., with educational sessions ending at 5 p.m. followed by a ‘bull session’ on Tuesday evening where attendees can visit with industry and university specialists.
The conference will be held at The Gateway civic center at 1 Morgan Drive in Oberlin. An early registration fee of $40 for Jan. 17, or $35 for Jan. 18, is due by Jan. 11. For those who plan to attend both days, the fee is $50 if paid by Jan. 11. After Jan. 11, the cost is $50 per day. The conference fee includes refreshments and meals. Continuing education credits are available for certified crop advisors and commercial applicators.
More information and online registration is available at www.northwest.ksu.edu/CoverYourAcres or by mailing a check to the K-State Research and Extension Northwest Area Office, P.O. Box 786, Colby, Kan. 67701. Please make checks payable to Kansas State University.
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Alicia Boor is the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent for Barton County K-state Research and Extension. One can contact her by email at email@example.com or calling 620-793-1910