Farm Direction Ag Appreciation Day Aug. 22
Thursday, Aug. 22
From 8 am to 4 pm
United Wireless Arena
4100 W. Comanche
Dodge City, KS
Ag Appreciation Day
Thursday, August 22, 2013
United Wireless Arena, Dodge City, KS
Sponsored by the Kansas Corn Commission

Corn Growers: This event was highlighted in our August newsletter. An agenda of the day's events is included in this e-mail.


Senator Pat Roberts will kick off the morning session followed by Kevin Van Trump, who is a popular market analyst for Ag Web and Farm Journal as well as his own Farm Direction service. Other morning topics range from crop insurance, cattle, crops and ethanol. After the morning session, we'll break for a free barbecue lunch.


The afternoon session is all corn, focusing on corn efficiency, drought tolerance, irrigation management and more. Our Afternoon Corn Session features industry reps from Pioneer, Syngenta and Monsanto speaking about drought tolerant traits and programs to increase efficiency and production of corn. We'll have an update from K-State Irrigation Researcher Freddie Lamm, and results of a new Corn Efficiency Study from K-State Ag Economist Dan O'Brien with a corn grower panel. We'll wrap up the day with a Q&A session followed by a reception at 4 p.m.


We are excited about this event and believe it will be a great opportunity to highlight agriculture and corn in Kansas!


There is no charge for this event--lunch and an afternoon reception are included. If you are planning to attend, we would appreciate it if you would respond to this e-mail to help with a headcount for lunch. However, walk-ins are welcome--you can register the day of the event.


Please join us for a fun and informative day at Dodge City. Click here to let us know if you are attending!



Farm Direction Ag Appreciation Day * August 22 United Wireless Arena * Dodge City KS




7:30-8:15 Registration:  Coffee & Networking


8:15am Farm Direction Welcomes Growers & Ag Industry Professionals


8:30am Sen. Pat Roberts - Update from Washington D.C. 


9:00am Bill Turley, Parker Haskins Crop Insurance - Crop Insurance Changes on the Horizon...Why We Should Be Taking Notice!


9:15am Brian Winter, Winter Livestock - Can Cattle Survive With High Feed Cost & Increasing Regulations


9:30am Kevin Van Trump, CEO Farm Direction - How to Market In Volatile Times...Short & Long-term Price Direction


10:45am Tom Willis, CEO Conestoga Energy - The Future of Ethanol & What It Means For Corn Demand


11:30 - 12:30 LUNCH


12:30 Ron O'Halon, Crop Quest - Addressing Current Agronomy Concerns 


1:00 Steve Van Mouwerik, Pacific Ag - Balanced Residue Management...An Alternative Revenue Stream  


1:30 Seed Industry Updates on Drought Tolerance and Water Efficiency for Corn

            Dan Berning, Pioneer; Jonathan Furasek, Syngenta; Troy Roebke, Monsanto


2:30 Irrigation Research for Water Efficiency, Freddie Lamm, K-State


3:00 Corn Efficiency in Kansas, K-State Ag Economist Dan O'Brien with Grower Panel


3:30 Roundtable Discussion and Q&A


4:00  Happy Hour * Appetizers * Networking



Afternoon Kansas Corn Session Sponsored by

DuPont Pioneer; Syngenta; Monsanto. 


Ag Appreciation Day Sponsored by

Kansas Corn Commission; Crop Quest; Ram; American Implement; K-State Research and Extension; Parker-Haskins Insurance; Winter Livestock; High Plains Journal; Western Beverage; Agri Center LLC; Conestoga Energy Partners LLC; Lewis Automotive; Lopp Motors; Pacific Ag; Dodge City Harley-Davidson; Dodge City Chamber of Commerce. 


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