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Research conference set Feb. 19 in Ames

By Staff | Jan 21, 2015

ANKENY – Iowa farmers, agronomists and others interested in using the results of crop production and environmental research to improve their competitiveness and profitability can attend the Iowa Soybean Association Research Conference.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 19 at Iowa State University’s Scheman Building in Ames. Registration is open at www.isafarmnet.com.

Nearly 40 breakout sessions and a variety of experts will headline this year’s conference, formerly the On-Farm Network conference.

They will include representatives of ISA’s On-Farm Network, Environmental Programs and Services and Analytics teams, academia and industry.

Topics to be addressed include crop, nutrient and pest management; the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy; soil and water quality; sustainability; cover crops; and technology.

There will be several farmer-led panel discussions along with researcher-led presentations.

Certified crop advisors will be eligible to receive credit for sessions attended.

An attendee dinner and forum will precede the conference on from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Gateway Hotel and Conference center in Ames.

“There is always something cutting edge at the conference,” said Tom Oswald, ISA president and conference attendee. “I come home with information that helps me understand new innovations in technology and practices.”

Registration prior to Feb. 5 is $50 for trial participants and $100 for non-participants; after Feb. 5, $100 for trial participants and $125 for non-participants.

The dinner Feb. 18 is $20 for all attendees.

For additional event information or to register, visit www.isafarmnet.com or call (515) 334-1033.

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