Upcoming Ag Horizons Conference to focus on current farming issues

Upcoming Ag Horizons Conference to focus on current farming issues The Ag Horizons Conference is set for Dec. 7-8 at the Ramkota Convention Center, 920 W. Sioux Ave., in Pierre. Registration cost is $30 before Dec. 1, or $40 at the door.

At the conference, experts from private industry, commodity groups, South Dakota State University, and other research institutions will discuss current issues facing agriculture. A trade show will showcase the latest in technology, information, and products.

"The conference features up to five different topics running concurrently," said Daniel Olson, acting executive director for the South Dakota Crop Improvement Association at SDSU. "Most sessions are repeated later in the conference, allowing people to attend the sessions they're most interested in."

Conference topics include hard white and hard red winter wheat, hard red spring wheat, pulse crop research, field pea production, new millet varieties and management, no till/rotation/carbon cycling, marketing and exports, scab and other wheat diseases in 2004, insect update, pulse crop/sunflower weed control, precision farming, and more.

For a complete program and schedule, look online at http://plantsci.sdstate.edu/seedcert. To register, mail checks � made out to Ag Horizons Conferences � to South Dakota Crop Improvement Association, Ag Hall, Box 2207A, South Dakota State University, Brookings, 57007-1096.

The conference is hosted by the South Dakota Crop Improvement Association, South Dakota Wheat Inc., South Dakota Pulse Growers, the South Dakota Oilseeds Council, the South Dakota No-Till Association, and the South Dakota Seed Trade Association.

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