Registration is now open for this winter’s Corn Soy Expo at the new Kalahari Convention Center and can be accessed, along with a program schedule, through the online website cornsoyexpo.org. Corn-Soy Expo will run Thursday, February 6th, through Friday February 7th.
General Sessions planned for this winter’s meeting feature Chip Flory, host of Market Rally radio at Pro Farmer and Barry Flinchbaugh, agricultural economist and policy analyst. Farm Progress editorial director, Willie Vogt, will present Six Technical Innovations Shaping Agriculture Today, as well as host an Expert Panel featuring Maria Zieba of National Pork Producers Council, Paul Burke of Soybean Export Panel, and Ryan Le Grand of U.S. Grains Council. Both of Vogt’s presentations take place Thursday morning following Chip Flory’s grand opening speech.
Educational breakout sessions on a variety of crop production and management issues run the first afternoon. University of Wisconsin-Extension Cropping Systems Weed Scientist Rodrigo Werle summarizes two years of waterhemp and dicamba research. Also from University of Wisconsin-Extension, Dr. Brian Luck discusses planting technology and tools for optimizing emergence. The second day continues with an early session on Crop Risk Management, from Mike North of Commodity Risk Management Group.
Annual meetings of state soybean, corn and pork groups take place at noon, Thursday, Feb. 6th and Wisconsin Pork Association holds sessions concurrently throughout Corn Soy Expo. While the association annual meetings are free, open to the public and no advance registration is required, admission to most other meetings and admission to the trade show require payment of a registration fee.
Members of the Wisconsin Soybean Association and the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association save substantially on registration to the two-day event, access to the Wisconsin Pork Association Porkapolooza, morning coffee and rolls, two lunches, breaks, an evening reception, trade show and all programs. Single day registrations also are available for the event.
In addition to being available online at CornSoyExpo.org registration material can be requested by calling the Wisconsin Soybean Program office at 608-274-7522 or the Wisconsin Corn Program office at 262-372-3289.
Reduced hotel room rates are available at the Kalahari resort until January 12th, for registered Corn Soy Expo attendees and all rooms include free waterpark passes. Please note that hotel policy requires advance payment for first night stay, a cancellation fee may be charged and availability of Friday and Saturday night rooms are very limited. Weekend rooms also must include a Thursday night stay. Rooms must be booked directly with the hotel by calling 877-253-5466 and asking for the special Corn Soy Expo rate.
Source: Wisconsin Corn-Soy Expo