The National Ag Technology Event InfoAg Is Back

With today’s emphasis on crops for biofuels, and the potential for significant financial returns for improving yields and increasing efficiency, progressive growers are more open-minded to techniques and technologies in precision agriculture. And that’s making this year particularly interesting as the 2007 InfoAg Conference begins to take shape.

Scheduled for July 10-12 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, IL, the InfoAg Conference program features six tracks of concurrent sessions, a 60 booth exhibit hall and numerous networking sessions to ensure attendees are finding the opportunities and getting the information they need.

“With six concurrent sessions, there will be no shortage of presentations that match an attendee’s interest,” says Harold Reetz, conference coordinator and president of the Foundation for Agronomic Research. “And with most of the sessions repeating during the program, there is ample opportunity to catch each of the sessions you want.”

Cotton Grower’s sister brand, the CropLife Media Group, is pleased to once again serve as a management partner in the InfoAg Conference, and in particular will be involved in two events during the Conference. For the second time, we will host the PrecisionAg Luncheon, sponsored by SST Development Group. A panel discussion on precision agriculture’s future will feature progressive Iowa grower Clay Mitchell.

We are also developing a special seminar track called “The Corn Effect,” featuring sessions designed to address the increased emphasis on corn production in the Midwest and South due to demand from ethanol. Topics will include everything from the current state and future outlook for biofuel to precision nitrogen management in corn.

Educational Opportunities

A new feature of the InfoAg 2007 program will be a special track on conservation-oriented technology and data management. Conservation concerns continue to be a major component of government programs. Discussion on best management practices related to nutrient management will be a common thread in many of the presentations. Special projects and services of the USDA-NRCS will be highlighted. And, how precision technology tools and information management can help protect our natural resources, while at the same time helping boost productivity and profits, will be addressed by several speakers.

Auto-guidance systems are one of the hottest technologies in precision agriculture and several will be featured on the program. Several options in how to adopt autoguidance will be discussed and demonstrated.

Updates on the latest tools for managing and interpreting precision ag data will again be a major part of the program and exhibits. Data management and communication systems continue to evolve and some exciting new developments will be a part of InfoAg 2007.

Other Conference highlights include:
Farmer Focus On Thursday. In an effort to introduce InfoAg to more producers we are pleased to announce “Famer Day” at InfoAg 2007. “Farmer Day” will be Thursday, July 12. We are offering a special $75 registration fee for Thursday. The program is geared to producers and includes top producers from around the country talking about how they use precision ag in their operations.

There’s something for every precision practitioner at the InfoAg Conference in July. For more details on conference seminars and exhibitors, or to register on line, visit the InfoAg Conference Web site,
www.infoag.org.

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