J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 9 POTATO GROWER 27 2019 International Crop Expo Wednesday, February 20th ~ 9 am to 5 pm Thursday, February 21st ~ 9 am to 4 pm Alerus Center, Grand Forks, ND www.cropexpo.com Free Admission and Parking Valuable educational seminars both days, developed and presented by NDSU Extension & Minnesota Extension Services Seminar Topics Sponsored By: Keynote Speaker: Check website for program times. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Small Grains Wednesday • What you need to know and do before meeting with your banker! • New ND Fertilizer Recommendations, Micronutrients & Myths • Rethinking Soil and Water Conservation Practices (Joint session with Beans) • Tips for using Soil Health Building Practices (Joint session with Beans) Thursday • Small Grain Insects Update • Herbicide-resistant Weed ID and Potential UAV Spray Applications • Market Outlook (Joint session with Beans) • Palmer Amaranth: A Discussion (Joint session with Beans) Potatoes Wednesday • Update on Potato Crop Insurance Policies • Overview of the Potato Sustainability Initiative Program Thursday • Minnesota Certified Seed Report • North Dakota Certified Seed Report • Recognizing Herbicide Injury • Disease Management in Storage • 42 years of Potato Pathology Research • Tuber Quality Following Cold Injury Soybeans / Dry Beans Wednesday • Dry Bean Breeding Update • Soybean/Dry Bean Disease Update • Tillage, Buffers, Costs and Remedies for a Cleaner Red River Watershed (Joint Session with Small Grains) • Tips for using Soil Health Building Practices (Joint Session with Small Grains) Thursday • Soybean Drying and Storage Tips - 2019 Edition • Dry Bean Production Tips • Market Outlook (Joint Session with Small Grains) • Palmer Amaranth: A Discussion (Joint Session with Small Grains) 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 20th Harvest the Humor: A Celebration of Life on the Farm In this joy-filled tribute to those of us living and working on the farm, you’ll find yourself laughing andcommiseratingwithyourfriendsand neighbors. Together we’ll discover that juggling farm life with a smile can save your sanity and your marriage. Get ready for real life lessons learned as we deal with breakdowns and parts runs, family in-laws and farm priorities, money & communication (or lack of it!). It’s time to celebrate! Jolene Brown A walking/talking champion for the people of agriculture. Dr. Frayne Olson NDSU Extension Crops Economist Betsy Jensen Northland Community College FBM Instructor Shane Sand Farmer, Emerado Panelists Finding Dollars in the Detail 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Thursday, February 21st This session will focus on management decisions that farmers can make to increase their net income in current challenging economic environment. It will focus on decisions regarding: landlord/ tenant relationships, marketing strategies, reducing input costs and some of the “common threads” of producers that tend to do better economically during challenging economic times in agriculture. UAV Technology in the Red River Valley 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Wed., February 20th (South end of Arena. New event) ~~~~~~~~~~~~