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'Cover Your Acres' Conference set for Jan. 15 to 16

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K-State Research and Extension is teaming up with the Northwest Kansas Crop Residue Alliance to host the 10th annual Cover Your Acres Winter Conference for crop producers and consultants on Jan. 15 to 16 at the Gateway conference center in Oberlin, Kan.

Cover Your Acres is a producer-driven meeting focused on new ideas and updates in crop production in northwest Kansas.

The conference, which typically draws more than 500 attendees from Kansas and other states, highlights the latest technology, methods, and conservation practices to improve crop production on the High Plains. This year it will feature university specialists and industry representatives discussing issues such as kochia control, cropping intensity and fallow efficiency, pre-season irrigation, wheat fertility: simple and effective, and use of corn residue by cattle. The same programs will be offered both days of the conference.

Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m., with educational sessions ending at 5 p.m. followed by a "bull session" that evening, where attendees can visit with industry and university specialists.

The cost is $50 per day. The conference fee includes lunch and educational materials. Continuing education unit credits are available for commercial applicators and certified crop advisors.

Mail registration, with a check payable to KSU, to the Northwest Area Office, ATTN: Jeanne Falk, P.O. Box 786, Colby, KS 67701. To view the conference flier and for online registration, see www.northwest.ksu.edu/CoverYourAcres. For questions, call 785-462-6281.

Major sponsors of the conference include Bayer CropScience, Brothers Equipment, Hoxie Implement, Lang Diesel, Monsanto, National Sunflower Association, Simpson Farm Enterprises, and Surefire Ag Systems.

Date: 1/14/2013



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