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Wisconsin Crop Management Conference and Tradeshow turns 50

Winter is just around the corner and that means it’s time to start making plans to attend the 2011 Wisconsin Crop Management Conference and Tradeshow on January 11-13 in Madison. 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the Wisconsin Crop Production Association and that milestone will be celebrated at the Conference and Tradeshow. Vendors are being asked to bring their memorabilia to the tradeshow. This is sure to bring back a few memories. There will also be presentations highlighting advances in the science of soil and crop management over the years.

Dr. Jay Lehr will provide the keynote presentation on Tuesday afternoon titled: “What’s so great about U.S. agriculture? Just about everything.” Dr. Lehr is an excellent speaker who will inspire you to be excited about the opportunities and challenges facing our industry. On the technical side, we have a stellar line up of presentations to help you deal with nitrogen, crop residues, all kinds of pesky pests, traits, and more. Wednesday special sessions will include SNAP-Plus update and beginner sessions along with a review and recertifying exam for pesticide applicators. Once again the CCA Board will host a luncheon on Tuesday and the WAPAC breakfast will be held on Thursday.

You can view the complete program and registration information at: http://wicrops.org/program/2011_advance_program_COLOR.pdf

The Wisconsin Crop Management Conference is sponsored by CALS, UW-Extension, and the Wisconsin Crop Production Association. The Conference is the largest agronomic educational event in Wisconsin, with two-thirds of the presentations being given by CALS faculty and staff. CALS students that are interested in volunteering to help with the educational sessions should contact Bonner Karger at bskarger@wisc.edu, 262-9969.

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