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January 03, 2013
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‘Cover Your Acres’ Conference Set for Jan. 15-16


K-State, NW Kansas Crop Residue Alliance to Host Event

COLBY, Kan. – 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. 15-16 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 5:00 p.m. followed by a “bull session” on Tuesday evening, where attendees can visit with industry and university specialists.

Early registration is due by Jan. 9. The fee is $35 for Jan. 15 or $30 for Jan. 16. After Jan. 9, 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, Kan. 67701. To view the conference flier and for online registration, see Cover Your Acres Winter Conference. 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.

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K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Mary Lou Peter
mlpeter@ksu.edu
K-State Research & Extension News

Jeanne Falk – Sunflower Extension District Agronomist – jfalk@ksu.edu