UT Extension Hosts 21st Annual Event on February 4

West Tennessee Farmland
Mid-south producers can pick up new tips and tactics for the 2016 crop season at the free Tennessee Grain and Soybean Producers Conference. The conference is scheduled for Thursday, February 4, in Dyersburg, Tenn. Photo courtesy UTIA. Download image.



  Informative presentations, an extensive trade show and an opportunity to network with some of the leaders in the state’s row crop industry are all on the agenda for the 2016 Tennessee Grain and Soybean Producers Conference.

This University of Tennessee Extension event will be held on Thursday, February 4, at the Dyer County Fairgrounds on James Rice Road.
 Registration opens at 7:45 a.m. As visitors arrive, they can explore numerous trade show booths and enjoy a time of meet and greet with representatives from area agribusinesses.

Breakout sessions begin at 9 a.m.
 They include presentations on drone regulations, input efficiency, optimal planting speed and lessons learned from the 2015 record grain sorghum crop. All visitors will reconvene at 11 a.m. for a report on soil sensors and irrigation technology, presented by Surat Irmak of the University of Nebraska.

A complimentary lunch will be served at noon, and will be immediately followed by the conference’s keynote speakers, Larry Steckel, with UT Extension, and Bryan Young with Purdue Extension. Their presentation is titled,
Dealing with PPO Resistant Palmer Pigweed.

Producers, Commercial Applicators and Certified Crop Advisors can obtain certification points at the conference.

There is no cost to attend the Tennessee Grain and Soybean Producers Conference. For more information, contact the UT Extension office in Dyer County at 731-286-7821.
 You can also download a conference agenda here​.

Through its mission of research, teaching and extension, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions.



Tim Campbell, UT Extension, Dyer County, 731-286-7821,

Ginger Rowsey, UTIA Marketing and Communications, 731-425-4768, gtrice@tennessee.edu