K-State Research and Extension News
January 02, 2014
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Cover Your Acres Conference Planned for Jan. 21-22

COLBY, Kan. – K-State Research and Extension in partnership with the Northwest Crop Residue Alliance will host the ‘Cover Your Acres Winter Conference’ Jan. 21-22 in Oberlin, Kan. for crop producers, consultants and others interested in northwest Kansas agriculture.

The meeting is a producer-driven program that focuses on the latest technology, methods, and conservation practices to improve crop production on the High Plains, said Lucas Haag and Jeanne Falk Jones, K-State Research and Extension crops and soils specialists. It annually brings in more than 500 attendees from the surrounding area.

“This year the conference will feature university specialists and industry representatives discussing current topics in crop production, weed control, emerging insect pests and more,” Haag said. “The same programs will be offered both days of the conference. Sessions will be held concurrently through the day.”

“This year, Barry Flinchbaugh will address agricultural policy and its impact on producers and production practices,” added Falk.  “In addition, we have Dan O’Brien discussing the grain market outlook for the upcoming year.”  

Registration begins both days at 7:45 a.m., with educational sessions ending at 5:00 p.m. followed by a ‘bull session’ on Tuesday evening where attendees can visit with industry and university specialists.

The conference will be held at The Gateway civic center at 1 Morgan Drive in Oberlin. An early registration fee of $35 for Jan. 21 or $30 for Jan. 22 is due by Jan. 15. For those who plan to attend both days, the fee is $50 if paid by Jan. 15. After Jan. 15, the cost is $50 per day. The conference fee includes refreshments and meals. Continuing education credits are available for certified crop advisors and commercial applicators.

More information and online registration is available at ‘Cover Your Acres Winter Conference’ or by mailing a check to the K-State Research and Extension Northwest Area Office, P.O. Box 786, Colby, Kan. 67701. Please make checks payable to Kansas State University.

For more information call 785-462-6281.

Platinum sponsors of this year’s conference include Bayer CropScience, Brothers Equipment, DuPont Pioneer, Hoxie Implement, Lang Diesel, Monsanto Company, National Sunflower Association, Simpson Farm Enterprises, and Surefire Ag Systems.


K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research & Extension News

Lucas Haag - 785-462-6281 or Jeanne Falk – 785-462-6281