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Profitable Corn Production Workshop Jan. 8 in Fremont PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wauneta Breeze   
Tuesday, 23 December 2008 14:39
    Area corn producers and consultants will have an opportunity to learn from one of the nation’s leading corn production experts at the Profitable Corn Production Workshop on Jan. 8 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension office in Fremont. The workshop will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Bob Nielsen, Purdue University Extension corn specialist, will interact with area corn producers about issues critical to improving corn production yield and profit. Nielsen was raised near Springfield, Neb., where he still owns farmland.
    Several topics of interest will be discussed throughout the day including: Hybrid Selection: A Hard Way to Quickly Increase Profits; Getting a Grip on Factors that Influence Yield in Corn; Planter Performance: An Easy Way to Quickly Increase Profits; Row Spacing and Seeding Rates: What Are the Secrets?; and Effects of Stress on Corn Growth, Development, Yield, and Profits. Time also will be available for participants to interact with Nielsen on other corn production issues.
    Advanced registration is required for this special program offering. The registration fee for Nebraska Corn Growers Association members is $40 and $50 for nonmembers -- lunch included. Certified Crop Advisor credits will be offered.
    Registration should be mailed to the UNL Extension office in Dodge County, 1206 W. 23rd Street, Fremont, NE 68025. The registration deadline is Jan. 2. Space is limited.
    The Profitable Corn Production Workshop is sponsored by UNL Extension and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association.
    For more information contact Dave Varner, UNL Extension educator, at (402) 727-2775 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it