​Herbicide Stewardship, Irrigation Management and Legal Issues in Agriculture on Program


West Tennessee wheat harvest

Herbicide stewardship and emerging issues in agriculture headline the 2017 West Tennessee Grain and Soybean Producers Conference. The conference is scheduled for Thursday, February 2, 2017. Photo by G. Rowsey, courtesy UTIA. Download image.


DYERSBURG, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host the 2017 West Tennessee Grain and Soybean Producers Conference on Thursday, February 2.  The conference will be held at the Dyer County Fairgrounds in Dyersburg.

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. This year’s presentations will cover topics ranging from corn and soybean marketing, irrigation, cover crops and honeybees as well as tips for managing wildlife damage. Ford Baldwin, with Practical Weed Consultants, will give the last presentation of the morning on stewardship of new herbicide technology.

Following a complimentary lunch, Harrison Pittman, Director of the National Agricultural Law Center, will provide an update on agricultural law and address new and emerging legal issues facing the ag industry.

The complete 2017 Grain Conference program will soon be available at
http://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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Contacts:

Tim Campbell, Dyer County Extension Agent,
tcampbe6@tennessee.edu, 731-286-7821

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


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