Cover Your Acres Winter Conference, January 17-18 in Oberlin

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K-State Research and Extension will host the 20th annual Cover Your Acres Winter Conference for crop producers and consultants on January 17 and 18. The conference will take place in the traditional in-person format at the Gateway Civic Center in Oberlin, KS.

Cover Your Acres is a producer-driven meeting focused on new ideas and research-based updates in crop production in northwest Kansas and the Central High Plains region.

The conference, which typically draws more than 400 attendees from Kansas and other states, highlights the latest technology, methods, and conservation practices to improve crop production in the region. This year’s conference will feature university specialists and industry representatives discussing what’s driving profitability in northwest Kansas farms. Session topics and speakers are listed below.

  • Are you able to help your neighbor?
    Rachel Clews and Sandra Utter – KSU and Select Sires Beef Inc.
  • Cover Crops, Grazing, and Soil Health in Western KS
    Augustine Obour - KSU
  • Current Financial Status of NW Kansas Farms
    Mark Wood - KSU
  • Dryland and Limited Irrigation Row Crop Decisions
    Lucas Haag - KSU
  • Grain Markey Outlook: Local and Global Factors
    Dan O’Brien - KSU
  • Make Your Plan: Weed Management 2023
    Sarah Lancaster - KSU
  • Nutrient Management Strategies
    Lucas Haag - KSU
  • Oils, and Surfactants, and Drift Agents, Oh My!
    Greg Dahl – WinField United
  • Weather Outlooks and Mesonet Tools
    Matthew Sittel – KSU
  • Wheat: The Crop with 9 Lives
    Romulo Lollato - KSU
  • Panel Discussion: When to Hold Them, When to Trade Them?

The same programs will be offered both days of the conference (program schedule posted below). Participants attending both days will find it easier to catch most, or all of the programs. Registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. with educational sessions ending at 5:00 p.m. The sessions are followed by a social on Tuesday evening where attendees can visit with industry representatives and conference speakers while enjoying hor d’oeurves.

Beginning January 11, the cost is $80 per day, including walk-ins on the day of the conference. The conference fee includes lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments, and educational materials. The program offers a total of 10 continuing education unit (CEU) credits for Certified Crop Advisors and 2 CEUs for Commercial Applicators.

To view the conference details, lodging accommodations, and online registration, visit  For questions, call 785-462-6281.

Major sponsors of this year’s conference include AKRS Equipment Solutions, Great Plains Manufacturing, Hoxie Implement, SurePoint Ag Systems, Lang Diesel, 4G Farm and Sales, and Double Team by Sorghum Partners. 


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