Annual Agronomy Conference

AgronConf

The South Dakota Agri-Business Association is pleased to provide the annual Agronomy Conference in December of each year.

This conference provides an opportunity to learn the latest trends in crop management and production, as well as to earn 20 CCA credits in just two days.

Details of the conference are provided in September of each year, so check back often!

 

Future Conference Dates

2017:  December 13-14
2018:  December 12-13

 

Conference Presentation Archives 
2017 Conference Brochure PDF (coming soon)
Register to Attend 2017 Conference

 

Agronomy Conference 2017

Get ready for the most comprehensive program offered in South Dakota, designed for continuing education of agronomy professionals!

Download the full brochure here (not available yet).

  • Leading university experts and industry professionals will be presenters for the two-day conference.
  • As usual, the conference includes 20 CEUs for the Certified Crop Advisor program and will cover all four performance objectives.
  • The conference registration fees will be $315 for the entire conference and $205 for just one day. The registration fee includes training, materials, refreshment breaks and lunches.
  • Seating is Limited - Pre-Registration is Required
You do not need to be a CCA to attend! 

4 Ways to Register....

  1. Online: just click here
  2. Phone: (605) 224-2445, have your credit card information ready.
  3. Fax: (605) 224-9913, use the printable registration form (not available yet)
  4. Mail: SDABA, 320 E Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501, use the printable registration form (not available yet).

WHEN

December 13-14, 2017

Check-in is from 7:30 to 8:00 AM each day and the presentations will run every 50 minutes from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM each day.

WHERE

Sioux Falls Convention Center
1101 N West Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
For directions, click here.

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton under the "South Dakota Agronomy Conference". Make your reservations by December (TBD)
Standard room-$99 plus taxes

Call the Sheraton directly at 605/331-0100 or click on this link: Hotel Reservation (not available yet)

COST

$315 for both days (20 CEUs)
$205 for one day (10 CEUs)
$50 Late Fee after December 1, 2017

REGISTRATION

Pre-registration is required by December 1, 2017. Any registration received after December 1, 2017 will be assessed a late fee of $50.00.  The Registration fee includes refreshment breaks and lunch for each day of the conference. 

The conference begins with check in from 7:30 to 8:00 AM each day.

There will be NO refunds granted unless the conference is completely cancelled due to poor weather conditions.

CEU's

Wednesday

Nutrient Management - 3
Soil and Water Management - 3
Pest Management - 3
Professional Development - 1
 
Thursday

Nutrient Management - 2
Soil and Water Management - 2
Pest Management - 1
Crop Management - 5

PROGRAM

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

7:30-8:00 AM REGISTRATION AND CHECK IN
8:00-8:50 AM Introduction to FieldWatch, Stephanie Regagnon, FieldWatch (1 PM)
8:50-9:40 AM Continuing the Quest for High Yield Corn, Fred Below, UofIL (1 NM)
9:40-10:00 AM BREAK
10:00-10:50 AM Continuing the Quest for High Yield Soybean, Fred Below, UofIL (1 NM)
10:50-11:40 AM Perspectives on Dicamba in the Eastern Corn Belt, Joe Ikley, Purdue (1 PM)
11:40-12:30 PM LUNCH
12:30-1:20 PM How to Make the 4R's Work in SD, Sally Flis, The Fertilizer Institute (1 SW)
1:20-2:10 PM Making Nutrient Placement in Conservation Tillage Work for You, Fabian Fernandez, UofM (1 SW)
2:10-2:30 PM BREAK
2:30-3:20 PM Impacts of 4R Nitrogen Management on Nitrate in Drainage Water, Matt Helmers, IA State (1 SW)
3:20-4:10 PM NRCS Tools to Implement the 4Rs, NRCS (1 NM)
4:10-4:20 BREAK
4:20-5:10 PM Hungry for the Truth, SD Soybean Research & Promotion Council (1 PD)
5:10-6:00 PM SDDA Update:  New Regs, Inspections, NREC, Drift Info, Tom Gere, SDDA (1 PM)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

7:30-8:00 AM REGISTRATION AND CHECK IN
8:00-8:50 AM Late Vegetative N Applications for High Yield Corn, Tony Vyn, Purdue (1 SW)
8:50-9:40 AM Lessons Learned from Truck Accidents, Fred Whitford, Purdue (1 CM)
9:40-10:00 AM BREAK
10:00-10:50 AM Rethinking the Sprayer Cleanout, Reordering Steps and Adopting New Practices, Fred Whitford, Purdue (1 PM)
10:50-11:40 AM The Evolution of U.S. Fertilizer Markets:  What's Next? Andy Jung, Mosaic (1 NM)
11:40-12:30 PM LUNCH
12:30-2:10 PM Managing Weather Risk:  Tools of the Trade, Eric Snodgrass, UofIL (2 CM)
2:10-2:30 PM BREAK
2:30-3:20 PM Multi-Hybrid Planting, Kelly Sharpe, GK Technology (1 CM)
3:20-4:10 PM Advancements in Soil Fertility, Dave Franzen, NDSU (1 NM)
4:10-4:20 BREAK
4:20-5:10 PM Grid Sampling vs. Zone Sampling, Kelly Sharpe, GK Technology (1 SW)
5:10-6:00 PM Advancements in Planter Technology, Nicholas Uilk & Peter Kovacs, SDSU (1 CM)