Friday, February 26, 2016

Time to Register for 93rd Annual Greene County Agriculture Production Conference March 29 in Springfield

Contact: David Burton, civic communication specialist
County Program Director - Greene County
Tel: (417) 881-8909

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The 93rd Annual Agriculture Production Conference and SWCD Annual Meeting will begin with a free dinner at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, March 29. The event will be held in the 2nd floor banquet room at Springfield Livestock Marketing Center, 6821 West Independence (Exit 70 off of I-44), Springfield, Mo.

Sponsors for this event include Greene County Soil & Water Conservation District, Old Missouri Bank, FCS Financial, Springfield Livestock Market, MFA in Ash Grove, Friends of Greene County Extension and the Greene County Commission.

Formerly known as the Soils and Crops Conference, the conference name has been changed this year to better reflect the topics that best address farming in Greene County.

“This conference is designed to provide research-based information and options to area agriculture producers that can help them make more informed and profitable decisions,” said Tim Schnakenberg, agronomy specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

Pre-registration is needed by March 24 to aid in meal planning.

An informational brochure can be downloaded online at Registration can be done one of three ways: on the Greene County Extension website, by calling 417-881-8909 or by emailing  Both phone and email messages need to include your name, mailing address with city and zip, telephone number and number attending.

The program will feature three speakers and three topics.  “Livestock Market Outlook and Risk Management Options” presented by Dr. Scott Brown, state ag business specialist at the University of Missouri. “Veterinary Feed Directives – It’s Impact on the Beef Industry” presented by Dr. Alan Wessler, vice-president of feed operations and animal health for MFA in Columbia and Dr. Larry Forgey, district veterinarian, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Ozark. “Fencing – There’s Nothing Maintenance-Free” will be presented by Mark Green, resource conservationist, NRCS, Springfield.

Staff with the Greene County NRCS, FSA, and the Soil and Water Conservation District will give program and cost-share updates.


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