Midwest Crops Conference set for Jan. 17-18

The 2023 Midwest Crops Conference, Jan. 17 to 18, 2023, in St. Joseph, Missouri, is an opportunity for farmers and crop advisers to hear about current research from Extension specialists from the University of Missouri, Kansas State University and the University of Nebraska.

The two-day conference covers nutrient management, soil and water, crop management and pest management.

“Attendees will receive information regarding how to address some of the issues they face in their operations with a focus on maintaining and/or increasing profitability,” said Jim Crawford, an MU Extension agricultural engineer. Crawford says hot topics include the weather outlook for 2023, inlet technology for drainage systems and the use of bioreactors and saturated buffers for reducing runoff.

The Midwest Crops Conference was formerly known as the Northwest Certified Crops Advisers Conference. With the new name, organizers hope to draw farmers as well as crop advisers.

“Anyone interested in new technology and trends in row crop production will gain knowledge by attending this conference,” said MU Extension agronomist Wayne Flanary. “We want to grow and reach new audiences with the rebranding of this conference.”

“Production decisions greatly impact farm profitability,” said Katie Neuner, MU Extension ag business specialist. “That’s why we make sure to cover crop outlooks every year to give producers insights into input costs and expected returns in the crop markets.”

The Midwest Crops Conference is Jan. 17 and 18 at the Stoney Creek Hotel, 1201 N. Woodbine Road, St. Joseph. Continuing education credits will be available to Certified Crop Advisers.

For details and registration, visit muext.us/2023MCC.