​YouTube Star Greg Peterson to Deliver Keynote 

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​Soybean and grain producers can learn about timely topics at the upcoming West Tennessee Grain Conference. The conference will take place in Dyersburg on February 1. Photo courtesy UTIA. Download image.

DYERSBURG, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host the 2018 West Tennessee Grain and Soybean Producers Conference on Thursday, February 1.  The conference will be held at the Dyer County Fairgrounds in Dyersburg.

This year's conference will feature YouTube sensation Greg Peterson of the Peterson Farm Brothers. Peterson and his family have become hits on the video-sharing site after creating a series of musical parody videos that depict farming in a positive light. Peterson will provide insights on sharing the message of agriculture with millennials.

The conference begins at 7:45 a.m. with re
gistration and an industry trade show that features more than 50 exhibitors. Breakout sessions begin at 9 a.m. Peterson will speak at 1 p.m. following a complimentary lunch.

Among the breakout sessions are presentations covering new farming apps, the cost effectiveness of fungicides, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi River and Tributaries Project. Tennessee Agricultural Commissioner Jai Templeton will lead a question and answer session on new dicamba regulations in the state.

At the conclusion of the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to take the Dicamba Stewardship Training. This training is mandatory for all individuals planning to apply XtendiMax, Engenia or FeXapan in Tennessee in 2018.

There is no cost to attend the Grain Conference; however, there is a $25 fee to receive dicamba training certification.

The complete 2018 Grain Conference program is available at utcrops.com​.
 You can also get more details by calling the Dyer County Extension Office at 731-286-7821.

Commercial Applicator Points and CCA Points will be available.

The Dyer County Fairgrounds are located at 296 James Rice Road in Dyersburg.

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Tracey Sullivan, UT Extension Program Leader, Western Region, tsulliva@utk.edu, 731-425-4724

Ginger Rowsey, UTIA Marketing & Communications, 
gtrice@tennessee.edu, 731-425-47668