Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Crop Management Conference Gets a New Name in 2017

The annual Wisconsin Crop Management Conference in Madison will be given a new name starting next year. Now called the Wisconsin Agribusiness Classic, the forum will be held January 10-12 at the Alliant Energy Center.

Organizers say the change is meant to reflect the addition of programs on feed, agribusiness, and grain management, along with a newly added session for spray rig operators. All the classic program areas–such as weeds, insects, disease, forages, vegetables, economics, soil and water, nutrient management–are still part of the conference.

“The 2017 event has over 40 educational sessions and 100,000 square feet of agricultural equipment and services exhibits,” said Matt Ruark, University of Wisconsin-Extension soils specialist at UW-Madison and conference co-director. “This event has drawn over 1,600 attendees in previous years, making the Classic the largest agri-industry conference of its kind in the state of Wisconsin.”

Tim Baker, tornado chaser extraordinaire, and Ahman Green, all-time leading rusher for the Green Bay Packers, will be the keynote speakers. Other educational sessions will focus on herbicide resistant soybeans, presentations on minimizing soil erosion, and fertilizer market and commodity futures outlooks.

Basic and advanced SnapPlus training sessions will also be available. For more information, go to: www.agclassic.org.

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