Eastern Kansas

Computer usage has become an integral part of today's agriculture business.

Learn to use the latest technology and software, at the Ag Computing Expo, sponsored by K-State research and Extension, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, in Lawrence.

Registration is from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and adjournment is at 4:30 p.m.

The Ag Computing Expo will be presented at three Kansas locations: Independence, Jan. 5; Lawrence, Jan. 10; and Junction City, Jan . 12. Identical sessions will be offered at each site.

General sessions that all participants will attend are: Purchasing Technology, presented by Steve Spencer, KSU computer technology specialist; Using the Web and E-Commerce, presented by Warren Parker, web development director for Kansas Farm Bureau, and Using Personal Data Assistants, presented by Dale Blasi, KSU Extension beef and forage specialist.

In addition to the general sessions, participants will attend two concurrent sessions chosen from a list of five offerings. Concurrent sessions include:

--Agriculture Accounting Software, presented by Sarah Fogleman, KSU Extension agricultural economist.

--Cow-Calf Software, presented by Brian Creager, Lyon County Extension ag agent.

--GPS Mapping and Field Records, presented by Randy Taylor, KSU Extension ag engineer.

--Ag Spreadsheet Applications, presented by Dave Kehler, Butler County Extension agent.

--Searching the Internet, presented by Ben Brent, KSU professor in animal nutrition.

Registration is $20 per person, when postmarked by Dec. 20. Each additional registration in the same envelope is $15 per person. After Dec. 20, the registration fee is $30 for the first person and $25 for additional registrants in the same envelope. Lunch, refreshments, and course materials are included in the registration fee.

For more information, contact Ryan Higbie, Johnson County Extension agent, at 913-764-6300.

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