Eastern Nebraska Corn and Soybean Expo Combines Two Events on Jan. 25

by Deloris Pittman | Eastern NE Research & Extension Center

The Eastern Nebraska Corn and Soybean Expo
The Eastern Nebraska Corn and Soybean Expo on Jan. 25 combines two events at the University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center near Mead, Nebraska.
January 9, 2024

Lincoln, Neb. —New for 2024, the Fremont Corn Expo and the Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo will be combined into one expo — the Eastern Nebraska Corn and Soybean Expo. The expo will focus on both crops and will rotate between Saunders and Dodge County locations each year.

The 2024 expo will take place on Thursday, Jan. 25 at the University of Nebraska Eastern Nebraska Research, Extension and Education Center (ENREEC near Mead, Nebraska) located at 1071 County Road G, Ithaca, Nebraska. The program will kick off at 8:30 a.m. and will finish up at 3 p.m.

The event opens with coffee, doughnuts and the opportunity to view equipment and exhibitor booths at 8:30 a.m. Speakers start at 9:10 a.m.

“The Eastern Nebraska Corn and Soybean Expo will assist producers in planning for next year's growing season,” Aaron Nygren, Nebraska Extension educator, said. “We hope you come and learn from a variety of speakers and vendors about important topics for corn and soybean production in 2024.”

This program is sponsored by Nebraska Extension in the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Nebraska Corn Board, and the Nebraska Soybean Board. 

Mike Zuzolo, president of Global Commodity Analytics and Consulting LLC, is the keynote speaker. He will speak on “Navigating 2024 Commodity Markets — Funds vs. Fundamentals”. His presentation will include: 

  • Assessing 2024 Prices For Grains and Cattle — Look at Top 3-5 Drivers.
  • Factors To Focus Upon — U.S. and Global S/D Fundamentals (Micro-Conditions) vs. Funds and Investment Flow Drivers (Macro-Conditions).
  • Project 2024 “Overvalue” and “Undervalue” Levels For Corn/Soybeans/Cattle Through March 31.

Other timely topics include:

  • A Look Back at 2023 and a Look Ahead into 2024 — Eric Hunt, Nebraska Extension educator of agricultural meteorology.
  • Corn and Soybean Disease Update — Tamra Jackson-Ziems and Dylan Mangel, Nebraska Extension plant pathologists.
  • Pros and Cons of a Precision Sprayer for Detecting Weeds and Spray Herbicide in Real Time for Weed Management in Corn and Soybean — Amit Jhala, Nebraska Extension weed management specialist.
  • Drone Spraying — Terraplex Ag.

Updates will also be provided by the Nebraska Corn Board, Nebraska Soybean Board, Nebraska Corn Growers Association and Nebraska Soybean Association.

Producers can visit with representatives from a variety of ag-related companies during a 40-minute break at 10 a.m.

Complimentary noon lunch will be served.

Registration is available the day of the expo at the door; there is no registration fee.

For more information about the program or exhibitor information, call 402-624-8030 or email Aaron Nygren. Vendor spots are available. Visit the website for more.  

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