Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo is Dec. 17

December 10, 2015

Lincoln, Neb. —The 2015 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo on Dec. 17 will assist soybean producers in planning for next year's growing season.

The expo, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., will be in the pavilion at the Saunders County Fairgrounds, 635 W. First St. in Wahoo.

Presenters include University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers and specialists, Nebraska Soybean Board representatives, soybean growers and private industry representatives.

David Kohl, professor emeritus of agricultural economics at Virginia Tech, will present on megatrends in agriculture and global economics. Tina Barrett, executive director of the Nebraska Farm Business Association, will discuss Nebraska's farm financial outlook. John Frihauf, senior field biologist with BASF, will present on combatting waterhemp, palmer amaranth and marestail. Nebraska Extension Educator Keith Glewen will provide information on the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network as he presents "Discovering Production Answers On Your Farm, What Could be New in Your Toolbox?"

The expo also will include an update on the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff association information.

Producers will be able to visit with representatives from seed, herbicide, fertilizer and equipment companies and view new farm equipment during a 30-minute break at 9:45 a.m.

A complimentary lunch will be served at noon. The Saunders County Soybean Growers Organization requests that each participant donate one or more cans of nonperishable food to the food pantry.

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, visit, call (800) 529-8030 or e-mail  

This program is sponsored by Nebraska Extension in UNL's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Nebraska Soybean Board, Saunders County Soybean Growers Organization and private industry. 

Keith Glewen
Nebraska Extension