Pre-Register For Middle Tennessee Grain Conference

The twelfth annual Middle Tennessee Grain Conference set for Thursday, January 26 at Coffee County’s Fairgrounds in Manchester offers farmers insight to a number of emerging corn, soybean, and wheat production concerns.
    According to the 2016 conference evaluation survey, 147 farmers from twenty-two middle and east Tennessee Counties and two adjoining states rated the Middle Tennessee Grain conference as an excellent source of information addressing pertinent crop production topics.
    The conference is scheduled to get underway with registration beginning at 7:30 am. Registration is twenty dollars at the door or participants can save ten dollars by pre-registering by Noon, Monday, January 23 through their local UT Extension office. Registration fees include the program and materials, refreshments, lunch, a copy of the conference proceedings, and a grain conference cap. This program, like all UT Extension programs, is open to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability or veteran status.
    A trade show of various seed, chemical and equipment dealers will begin at 8:00 am followed by a slate of speakers addressing current production topics for corn, wheat and soybeans beginning at 9:00 am. Tennessee Farmers Cooperative will sponsor lunch on site provided by Christy “Q” Barbeque of Woodbury.
    Following lunch, a panel of farmers and Dr. Forbes Walker, UT Environmental Soil Specialist, will provide the keynote presentation of their successes, failures and benefits incorporating soil health practices into their operation. Following the keynote address, Dr. Larry Steckel, UT Extension Weed Specialist, will conduct a new training required for producers to purchase the new Xtend (Dicamba resistant) and Enlist (2,4-D resistant) soybean products. This training will also serve as private pesticide applicator recertification training. Cost of the training is twenty-five dollars per person to be paid at the time of the training.
    Complete details on conference topics and pre-registration can be obtained from the Cannon County Extension office at 614 Lehman Street or give us a call at 615-563-2554.