Crop Management Field Seminars set for Sept. 11-12

Crop Management Field Seminars set for Sept. 11-12

Producers invited to fourth annual event to learn tools on improving profits through technology, grain marketing strategies and plant health.

LandmarkLandmark Services Cooperative will be hosting its fourth annual crop management field seminars on Sept. 11 in East Troy, Wis., and Sept. 12 in Stoughton, Wis. “At these crop management field seminars, growers will learn information to improve their cropping strategies and maximize their profits,” says Kristi Lange, communications and events coordinator for Landmark Services Cooperative. “This year’s theme is ‘Feeding the plants that feed the world.’ Industry experts will present information, research and hands-on demonstrations that will bring this theme to life.”
This year’s Landmark crop management field seminars will feature information on improving profits by combining technology with tradition, grain marketing and enhanced plant fertility. The presentations will help producers map out their harvest strategies and plan for the 2014 growing season.

The Sept. 11 seminar will be held at the East Troy Answer Plot (Hwy 120 and Kniep Road in East Troy, Wis.) and the Sept. 12 seminar will be held at the Stoughton Answer Plot (Hwy N and Koshkonong Road in Stoughton, Wis.) Both sessions will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The 2013 keynote speaker will be Jody Lawrence, founder of Strategic Trading Advisors, a company he started in 2001 after working in the commodity and farm consulting business as both a broker and cash advisor since 1991. Today, Lawrence writes a daily grain marketing newsletter that is shared with more than 3,000 producers in 32 U.S. states.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to attend interactive, hands-on breakout sessions led by Landmark’s Grain and Agronomy experts, including:
· Technology: Essential or Extra? Experts will discuss tools to reach 300 bushel harvests, improve profits and the importance of increased yields in feeding the world. Technology showcased will include: field scouting via a tablet-controlled drone and variable rating systems.
· Grain marketing: It’s a jungle out there: Attendees can learn tips to decipher and understand grain marketing terminology, market trends and times to best market grain.
· Bumper crop: Starts with fertility and plant health: A successful harvest begins with plant health. Learn about the power of micronutrients and how to create a plan to incorporate them into the 2014 planting and growing season.
A pig roast lunch will be served to all attendees and the event is free. Seats are limited, so producers are encouraged to RSVP by Sept. 4 by calling (608) 819-3126, emailing kristi.lange@landmark.coop or visiting www.landmark.coop .

Landmark Services Cooperative is a member-owned cooperative business dedicated to providing both rural and urban customers the highest quality products and services. For more than 80 years, Landmark has been providing agronomy, energy, animal nutrition, grain, retail and transportation products and services to its more than 15,000 members in South Central Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Employing nearly 500 people in rural areas and reaching sales in excess of $570 million, Landmark provides the benefits of volume buying and access to state-of-the-art technology to its members while maintaining a hands-on, customer service-oriented approach in each of the communities we serve. For more information, visit www.landmark.coop or call 1-800-236-3276.

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