Ag Horizons Conference highlights |

Ag Horizons Conference highlights

Eight South Dakota Ag organizations are once again teaming up to bring producers the Annual Ag Horizons Conference. “Growing Our Future” is scheduled for December 1 & 2, 2015, at the Ramkota River Centre in Pierre. Producers will find over 30 sessions to help improve crop production, provide marketing tools, and demonstrate advancements in technology and transportation.

Six general sessions are scheduled to provide a wide array of information. Jeff Zimprich with USDA/NRCS will outline “Advances in Cropping Systems,” and Dan Gillespie with USDA/NRCS provides “Soil Health in Corn Soybean Rotations.” Nate Franzen, First Dakota Bank will talk about “What Keeps An SD Ag Banker Up At Night,” and Dwayne Beck, SDSU Dakota Lakes, lays out his 600 Year Goal for Dakota Lakes. Senator Thune will provide us updates on “Federal Transportation Issues” and Lucas Lentsch, Secretary of Ag, presents “Growing our Future in South Dakota.”

Twenty three breakout sessions include Dynamics of Soil Health, Practicing Precision Agriculture, SDSU Wheat Breeding, Farm/Ranch Record Keeping, Growing Pulse Crops, SD Oilseed Initiative, Cover Crops and the Lessons Learned, Wheat Disease Management, Drone Technology Changes, Income and Estate Tax, Sunflower Phomopsis Management, Carinata the New Oilseed, Protecting Grain in Storage from Insects, Flexibilities in the Endangered Species Act, Finding Optimism in the Ag Markets and Managing Resistant Weeds .

Those looking for Continuing Educational Credits need to look no further. Participants can earn 4 credits in Professional Management, 6.5 in Soil and Water, 7 in Pest Management, 8 in Crop Management. The agenda also includes an evening featuring a Bingo Challenge with the exhibitors .

Ag Horizons is a cooperative effort from SD Pulse Growers, SD Oilseeds, SD Wheat, SD No Till, SD Crop Improvement, Soil Health Coalition, SD Conservation Districts and SD Seed Trade Association.

Producers may register and pay by credit card at

–SD Wheat, Inc