prairie grains 2014

Prairie Grains Conference Returns to Grand Forks

Research, water quality and legislation topics of discussion at upcoming event.

The 2015 Prairie Grains Conference is scheduled for Dec. 9-10 in Grand Forks, N.D.

Each year, the Prairie Grains Conference focuses on marketing, farm business and variety information for small grains and soybean producers in Minnesota and North Dakota. The 2015 conference set for next week is no different.

Sessions on farm research for soybeans and wheat, water quality information and round table meetings will be held Dec. 9. Minnesota’s new buffer legislation and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Waters of the United States (WOTUS) will be at the forefront of the water quality discussion.

To round out the first day, a pre-conference banquet will highlight keynote speakers Don Wick and Mike Hergert of the Red River Farm Network. The banquet will be followed by a live auction, hospitality and entertainment.

Thursday, Dec. 10 will begin with a soybean research reporting session, including information on soybean cyst nematode, seed treatments, iron deficiency chlorosis, variety selection and more.

Speakers on tap throughout the rest of the day include Leon Osborn, UND Professor, on ‘2016 Weather Outlook: Cycles and Patterns Influencing Our Growth Season’; Kelby Kleinsasser, VP Business Development, Farmers Business Network, ‘The Next Decade of Crop Productivity Gains On Your Farm – Where will it come from?’; and Mike Krueger, The Money Farm, ‘More Things to Keep You Up at Night – Impacts of the Low Price Environment’.

There will also be breakout sessions and an exhibitors area throughout the day. Click here to view the complete agenda.

The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) and Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) are sponsors of the conference. The conference is free to all MSGA members.

Interested attendees can register online or on-site.