Global AG Symposium will be held on Jan. 25

Monday, January 3, 2011

A Global Ag Symposium, "Equipping Today's Producer for Tomorrow's Demands" will be held on January 25, 2011 at the Concordia Community Center, 802 South Gordon Street in Concordia.

Sponsored by the Santa Fe Agri-Leaders, the symposium will begin at 8 a.m. with registration and coffee and end at 3:30 p.m.

After a welcome at 8:45 a.m., the opening session, which starts at 9 a.m., will be "Ag in Brazil "Past-Present-Future" by Phil Corzine, general manager for South American Soy, LLC in Brazil. There will be four sessions, beginning at 10 a.m. The choice of topics for the 50 minute sessions will range from "The Impact of Exports" to a panel discussion on the "New Tier 4" engines presented by representatives from John Deere and Case IH.

Certified Crop Consultants (CCAs) will be able to obtain continuing education hours by attending some of the sessions, which include nitrogen management, soybean management, management of herbicide resistant weeds and corn fungicides. Those sessions are also open for anyone else interested in those subjects. Other available sessions will include "My Farm's Story" by Corzine and Precision Farming/GPS by Bob Gunzenhauser of Pioneer.

The day's closing session will be "Missouri Corn and it's Affect on the Global Market" by Gary Clark of the Missouri Corn Growers Association.

Registration, which includes the day's events and a meal, is $35 for members of Santa Fe Agri-Leaders and $40 for non-members. Pre-registration is not required, although it would be appreciated.

More information on the symposium can be found by contacting Santa Fe Agri-Leaders at 108 N. Chiefs, Alma, MO 64001; or by contacting David Lueck, 660-641-2722; Brittany Hemme at (660)-641-2722 or