Cover Your Acres Conference, January 17-18 in Oberlin

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K-State Research and Extension is teaming up with the Northwest Kansas Crop Residue Alliance to host the 14th annual Cover Your Acres Winter Conference for crop producers and consultants Jan. 17-18 at the Gateway Center in Oberlin, Kansas. The same program will be offered both days of the conference.

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 600 attendees from Kansas and other states, highlights the latest technology, methods and conservation practices to improve crop production in the region. This year it will feature university specialists and industry representatives discussing the following topics:

Building Strong Business Dynamics in Tough Economic Times: What Does it Take to Succeed?
Current State of Weed Resistance
Economics of Soil Fertility Management
Forage Sorghum and Cover Crop Management
Learning from Long-Term Rotation and Tillage Studies
Managing Bin-Stored Grain
Marketing Grain and Storage Economics
Profitability in Northwest Kansas Operations
Soil Biology
Weed Management Strategies
Producer Panel Discussion

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.11. The fee is $40 for Jan. 17, $35 for Jan. 18 or both days for $50. After Jan. 11, 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 your registration, with a check payable to KSU, to the Northwest Area Office, ATTN: Cover Your Acres, P.O. Box 786, Colby, KS 67701. To view the conference details and for online registration, visit For questions, call 785-462-6281.

Major sponsors of the conference include CHS, Crop Production Services, Decatur Coop Association, DuPont Pioneer, Hoxie Implement Co., Lang Diesel, National Sunflower Association, PacLeader Technology, Plains Equipment Group, and SureFire Ag Systems. CCA and Commercial Applicator CEU’s have been applied for.


Lucas Haag, Northwest Area Crops and Soils Specialist