K-State Agriculture Technology Days, Feb. 9-10, Great Bend and Beloit

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Keep your farming operation up-to-date and efficient by attending K-State Research and Extension’s “Agriculture Technology Days,” hosted by Barton County Extension and the Post Rock Extension District. 

The first meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 9 in Great Bend at the Recreation Center. The second date will be Friday, Feb. 10 in Beloit at the NCK Technical College. The meetings will begin at 9:20 a.m. and will conclude at 2:00 p.m. The program is the same both days.

9:20 a.m. Welcome and Sign-in

9:30 a.m. Big Data Implications for Farmers – Terry Griffin, Agricultural Economics

10:10 a.m. N Management Using Green Seeker – Romulo Lollato, Wheat and Forages Specialist

10:50 a.m. Planting Technologies: High Speed Planter in Corn – Ajay Sharda, Biological and Agricultural Engineering

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:00 p.m. Brian McCornack Data Integration Using myFields.info – Brian McCornack, Entomology

12:40 p.m. Use of Satellite Imagery for Forecasting Corn Yield Monitor Data – Ignacio Ciampitti, Crop Production and Cropping Systems Specialist

1:20 p.m. Collecting and Using Yield Monitor Data – Lucas Haag, Northwest Area Crops and Soils Specialist

2:00 p.m. Adjourn

A free lunch meal will be served at each of the sites, courtesy of sponsors CropQuest, Kansas Corn, First Kansas Bank, Plains State Bank, Simpson Farm Enterprises, Inc., and The Guaranty State Bank & Trust. 

There is no cost for either meeting. However, RSVP is requested by Monday, February 6, for both meetings. Please RSVP to:
Barton County Extension -- Alicia Boor aboor@ksu.edu 620-793-1910
Post Rock Extension District Offices in Beloit, Lincoln, Mankato, Osborne or Smith Center, or Sandra L. Wick swick@ksu.edu 785-282-6823

Online registration is also available at Barton County Extension (www.barton.ksu.edu) and Post Rock Extension District (www.postrock.ksu.edu) websites. Twenty registered participants will be needed at each site to host the meetings.