The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 16, 2013

Oklahoma Agribusiness Expo is set for Dec. 3-5


Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — The 25th annual Oklahoma Agribusiness Expo will be Dec. 3-5 at the Reed Conference Center, Midwest City.

Oklahoma Ag Expo is a joint venture between Oklahoma Grain and Feed Association and Oklahoma Agribusiness Retailers Association. More than 400 people representing the grain, feed, fertilizer and ag chemical industries will be in attendance.

More than 80 vendors will be exhibiting the latest produces and services available to the ag industry throughout the event, which will kick off Dec. 3 with a golf tournament at John Conrad Regional Golf Course to raise money for scholarships to assist students studying in the agricultural fields at Oklahoma State University.

A fumigation workshop will be the afternoon of Dec. 3, followed by a meet-and-greet reception.

Speaking sessions the morning of Dec. 4 include “Canola Storage in the Oklahoma Summer;” “Resistant Weeds: What You Should Know and Why You Should Care;” “A Look at West, Texas;” “Canola Insect Management.” Grand opening of the trade show will be at 10 a.m. Also on the schedule for Dec. 4 will be sesame production and basic manufacturers new products, followed by lunch.

The 2013-2014 OSU scholarship recipients will be acknowledged during the luncheon, followed by guest speaker Damion Mason. Afternoon speaking sessions include “Oklahoma Climate Outlook;” “Dow AgroSciences Weed and Insect Control Options in Winter Canola;” “Respirators and Monitors;” “Current Market Fundamentals: The Tools We can Use;” “What Have We Learned About Pasture Management During Drought?;” “A Comprehensive Look at IPM Practices in Stored Grain;” and “Spray Tip Technology and Irrigation Water Quality and Crediting Nitrates in Cotton.” The evening will conclude with a reception and silent auction.

Activities Dec. 5 will include breakfast, Oklahoma Agribusiness Retailers Association annual meeting, as well as speaking sessions covering “Issues and Solutions to Insecticide Resistance in Row Crops;” “Starter Fertilizer: The Risk and the Rewards;” “Aerial Versus Ground Application of Fungicides: Is There a Difference in Effectiveness?;” “Grain Sorghum Production in Oklahoma;” “How to Maximize Productivity and Improve Efficiencies in Dry Nutrient Application;” “Unmanned Aircraft in Agriculture;” and “Soil Management and Variable Rate Liming.” The event will conclude with the annual sporting clay tournament at Silverleaf Shotgun Sports that also will assist in raising money for scholarships.

For information about Oklahoma Ag Expo or to register, call Tammy Ford-Miller at (580) 233-9516. The management offices ofOklahoma Grain and Feed Association and Oklahoma Agribusiness Retailers Association are located in Enid.