December 22, 2016
Lincoln – The 2017 Fremont Corn Expo on Jan. 5 will assist corn producers in planning for next year's growing season.
The expo will feature presentations from industry experts, 48 local agricultural exhibitors, breakfast and lunch. The event is free to attend.
“The Expo is a one-stop shop for local corn growers to get the critical information they need to effectively manage locally relevant corn production issues,” said Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, planning coordinator and host of the expo. “The topics at this year’s expo were driven by over 100 attendee responses in a survey mailed out after last year’s expo. This is a local corn grower-guided event.”
Among timely topics to be discussed at this year’s expo will be positioning farms to be resilient and successful despite the current downturn. Nebraska corn producers have a series of decisions they make during a growing season. Choosing the “row” ahead or best series of decisions is what the Fremont Corn Expo will focus on.
Speakers will address:
- Applying ag technology
- Improving economic viability
- Increasing resilience to extreme weather
- Enhancing soil and water resources
The expo with be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Christensen Field Main Arena, 1730 W. 16th St. At the conclusion of the expo will be the Nitrogen Certification and Water Conservation Training Class for Lower Platte North NRD producers.
The event is sponsored by Nebraska Extension, the Fremont Chamber, Nebraska Farm Bureau, the Nebraska Corn Board, the Nebraska Corn Growers Association and many local ag businesses.