92nd Annual Soils and Crops Conference is fast approaching!

You are invited to attend the 92nd Annual Cass County Soils and Crops Conference, on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.  The conference will be at the Community Room of the Family Center in Harrisonville and will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration and will conclude by 3:00 p.m. 

The program for this year’s conference should be very informative and timely with some excellent speakers.  The morning session begins with program updates from Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Services.  Greg Luce, Crop Scientist from University of Missouri, will provide a talk on “The Highs and Lows of Soft Red Winter Wheat”.  Bob Broz, University of Missouri Water Quality Program Director, will provide an informative talk on “Environmental Issues Affecting Agriculture”.  A new topic, “Useful Mobile Apps for Agriculture”, will be discussed by Kent Shannon, University of Missouri Extension Regional Natural Resource Engineering Specialist.   The afternoon session is devoted agricultural commodity market outlook.  Kelly Smith, Marketing and Commodities Director with Missouri Farm Bureau will provide an excellent analysis of the markets and make suggestions regarding upcoming marketing decisions and speak on current legislative issues facing agriculture.  

Harrisonville Kiwanis Club, which has sponsored the program for the entire 92 years, will provide lunch and provide an update on their promotional activities.  The other sponsors for the program are Cass County Farm Bureau, Cass County Soil and Water Conservation District, and University of Missouri Extension – Cass County.

Please consider attending the Soils and Crops Conference.  With today’s ever-changing agriculture, keeping abreast of new technology and information becomes more important.  Please RSVP with your Cass County Extension Office at 816-380-8460 in order to ensure an accurate headcount for materials and lunch.  We look forward to seeing you on January 19th  For a complete schedule and information please click HERE (PDF)

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