Annual Corn Expo Helps Producers Compete in Industry

Annual Corn Expo Helps Producers Compete in Industry

USDA reports, corn marketing, groundwater pumping and cornstalk use are part of the annual program.

The 2013 Fremont Corn Expo will cover every aspect of production from the business to weather.

The farm-focuesed event, at Christensen Field in Fremont on Jan. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., again will offer growers and agribusiness professionals an opportunity to learn about remaining competitive in the corn industry.

There is no registration fee for the event, which is provided compliments of local farm business supporters. Preregistration is not required for attendance. The expo includes breakfast and lunch as well as a chance to view exhibits on industry issues.

PACKED MEETING: USDA reports, corn marketing, groundwater pumping and cornstalk use are part of the annual program.

The featured speaker is Alan Brugler, grain marketing analyst and president of Brugler Marketing and Management. Brugler has more than 35 years of experience in grain marketing and started Brugler Marketing after serving as an analyst at Data Transmission Network for 10 years.

He will discuss a number of USDA reports to be released on Jan. 11 and how producers should react to them, as well as the outlook for corn prices in 2013. He also will share some corn marketing and risk management techniques that he has developed over the years.

Other topics include: Where Will the Water Come From? Nebraska Groundwater Resources, Dana Divine, survey hydrogeologist, UNL; short- and long-range weather forecast, Al Dutcher, state climatologist, UNL; Farming During the Drought, featuring a panel of growers and agri-business representatives; business and industry update; and How Cornstalks Can Bring Value Back to Nebraska, Galen Erickson, feedlot nutrition specialist, and Charles Wortmann, nutrient management specialist, UNL.

The farm expo also will offer nitrogen applicator training from the Lower Platte North Natural Resources District Producers following the presentations.

For more information contact UNL Extension Educators Keith Glewen at 402-624-8030 or [email protected] or Aaron Nygren at 402-352-3821or [email protected].

The Fremont Corn Expo is sponsored by UNL Extension, Colfax-Dodge County Corn Growers, Nebraska Corn Growers Association, Nebraska Corn Board, Fremont Area Chamber Agricultural Business Council, Dodge County Farm Bureau, Fremont National Bank and area agribusinesses.

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