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Kansas Agriculture Technologies Conference set for Jan. 23-24, 2014

The Kansas Ag Research and Technology Association and K-State Research and Extension is accepting registrations is for the 17th Annual Agricultural Technologies Conference, which will be Jan. 23 to 24, 2014, in Salina, Kan.

The annual event brings hundreds of agricultural producers and industry leaders for a two-day interactive workshop on the use of technology in the ever-changing agriculture industry. The funds generated through the association dues and conference registrations are used to provide grants to facilitate on-farm research projects and instructional workshops on the precision ag hardware and software necessary to conduct agricultural research trials.

Those in attendance at the conference will hear presentations from dynamic speakers on a wide variety of topics dealing with precision agriculture. The two-day event also includes vendor displays, the KARTA Annual Meeting, research presentations from grant recipients, and an interactive evening discussion that is always an attendee favorite.

“We have an exciting line-up of speakers on a number of relevant agricultural issues,” says KARTA board member Lucas Haag, with K-State Research and Extension. “The conference is open to KARTA members and non-members, as well as agriculture students from all over the Midwest.”

Conference Speakers Include:

Ajay Sharda, Agricultural Engineer with K-State Research and Extension;

“Boom Pressure & Flow – What’s Really Happening with our Rate Controllers?”;

Dan Forgey, Agronomy Manager with Cronin Farms; and

“Progress in Precision – Technology Adoption on a Diversified South Dakota Farm.”

More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference will take place at the Ramada Conference Center in Salina, Kan. Registration for the two-day conference is $225 per person, with meals and refreshments included. A discount of $50 is available for those who register before Jan. 10, 2014. There is also a $50 discount for KARTA members or college students. For more information or to download a registration form for the winter conference, visit

Date: 11/11/2013


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