2011 Tri-State Agriculture Summit Slated for February

KEOKUK, Iowa -- Farmers, landowners, agri-businesses and local processors are invited to spend a morning with some of the most knowledgeable agriculture experts in the Midwest. Iowa State University Extension, University of Illinois Extension and University of Missouri Extension are presenting the 2011 Tri-State Agriculture Summit on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at the Holiday Inn Express (4th and Main) in Keokuk, Iowa.

The 2011 Tri-State Agriculture Summit will provide an outlook of land values, grain markets, technology and inputs. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program starting at 9 a.m. Continuing Education Units (CEU) will be offered for certified crop consultants.
The program includes four highly-regarded agriculture experts.
Melvin Brees, University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist, will provide insight into the volatile grain markets of 2010-11, the impact of world grain supplies, trade conditions and potential shifts in 2011 planting intentions.
Gordon Roskamp, well-known for his expertise with weed resistance and integrated pest management at the University of Western Illinois, will share his thoughts on new herbicides and weed resistance to help producers make the most of crop input dollars.
ISU Extension economist Mike Duffy will share the findings of the 2010 Iowa Land Value Survey and highlight some of the historical data related to land value trends.
The program will conclude with remarks from Keith Fuller, president of Fuller Fertilizer, with recommendations for interpreting yield maps and using the data generated for maximum yield and return.
Cost of the program is $15, which includes lunch, refreshments and meeting materials. To register for the program, please call the following Extension offices by Friday, Feb. 11: In Iowa, Lee County, 800-211-9328; in Missouri, Marion County, 573-769-217; in Illinois, Adams County, 217-223-8380 or Hancock County, 217-357-2150.