Cover Your Acres Winter Conference, January 16-17 in Oberlin

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K-State Research and Extension is partnering with the Northwest Kansas Crop Residue Alliance to host the 15th annual Cover Your Acres Winter Conference for crop producers and consultants on January 16-17 at the Gateway Center in Oberlin, Kansas.



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 it will feature university specialists and industry representatives discussing the following topics:

  • A historical look at climate variability
  • Making the right crop insurance choices
  • Maximizing your rangeland
  • Moisture probes: measurement to management
  • Northwest Kansas Agronomy Research update
  • Profitability opportunities and pitfalls
  • Smart spending of your fertilizer dollar
  • Soil health and profitability in dryland cropping
  • Surviving and thriving in tough times
  • Weed management strategies


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. The sessions are followed by a “bull session” on Tuesday evening where attendees can visit with industry and university specialists.

Early registration is due by January 10. The fee is $40 for either January 16 or 17 or $50 for both days. After January 10, the cost is $60 per day. The conference fee includes lunch and educational materials. Continuing education unit credits are available for commercial applicators and certified crop advisors. The conference will be held regardless of weather and no refunds will be given.

Mail your registration, with a check payable to KSU, to Cover Your Acres, KSU NW Research-Extension Center, 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 CapstanAG, DuPont Pioneer, Horton Seed Services, Hoxie Implement Co., Lang Diesel, Monsanto, National Sunflower Association, PacLeader Technology, Plains Equipment Group, and SureFire Ag. CCA and Commercial Applicator CEU’s have been applied for.




Lucas Haag, Northwest Area Crops and Soils Specialist