SE Experiment Farm meeting is Jan. 28

SE Experiment Farm meeting is Jan. 28 The annual winter meeting of the Southeast South Dakota Experiment Farm Corporation will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the farm located at 29974 University Road, Beresford.

This year's annual meeting will feature unique tillage strategies for cropping systems and show ways the ethanol industry are impacting crop and livestock production in our area. Kent Tjardes, assistant professor and Extension beef feedlot specialist at SDSU, will highlight ways to use distillers grains in beef feedlot rations.

Robert Thaler, professor and swine specialist at SDSU, will summarize research on using distillers grains in swine rations and biofilter technology to reduce livestock odors.

Robert Berg, associate professor and Southeast Research Farm manager, will discuss the effectiveness of several tillage practices, using polymer-coated seed corn, and summarize other crop research conducted near Beresford during 2002.

Gregg Carlson, professor and water quality/precision farming specialist at SDSU, will stimulate your thinking about deep soil tillage strategies for the northern Great Plains and discuss how ethanol production in South Dakota affects grain farming.

The afternoon program is as follows:

1 p.m. � Welcome, Chairman Robert Hansen; business meeting, secretary's report ��Noelle Harding, treasurer's report � Dean Knutson.

1:15 p.m. � Introductions.

1:20 p.m. � Livestock report, cattle, Kent Tjardes, SDSU, swine, Robert Thaler, SDSU.

2:00 p.m.� Crop report, Robert Berg, Southeast Farm.

2:40 p.m. � "Deep Tillage and Ethanol Industry Impacts on Grain Farming," Gregg Carlson, SDSU.

3:15 p.m. � Break.

3:30 p.m. � County meetings.

Elections will be held for the following director positions during the county meetings:

Duane Auch, Clay County, Robert Hansen, Yankton County, Kirk Jensen, Lincoln County, Alvin J. Novak, Yankton County, Steve Rommeriem, Union County, Alan Shade, Turner County, Al Miron, Minnehaha County, Vacant position, Lincoln County.

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