Soybean Day and Machinery Expo Dec. 18

The 2014 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo Dec. 18 will assist soybean producers in planning for next year's growing season.

The expo, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will be in the pavilion at the Saunders County Fairgrounds in Wahoo, said Keith Glewen, Nebraska Extension educator.

The expo opens with coffee, doughnuts and the opportunity to view equipment and exhibitor booths. Speakers start at 9 a.m.

Presenters include University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers and specialists, Nebraska Soybean Board representatives, soybean growers and private industry representatives.

Ed Usset, a well-known grain marketing specialist from the University of Minnesota, will present a different approach to grain marketing that focuses on eliminating mistakes in “Five Common Mistakes in Grain Marketing.” Bryce Anderson, DTN ag meteorologist and analyst, will examine the recent trends in historic-strength weather events as he presents, “Are Weather Extremes the New Normal?” Nebraska Extension policy specialist Brad Lubben, will provide perspectives on how to navigate choices in the new farm bill. And Lowell Sandell, field market development specialist, Valent U.S.A., will look at approaches for combatting glyphosate-resistant weeds in “Fighting the War on Waterhemp, Palmer Amaranth and Marestail”.

The expo also will include an update on the Nebraska Soybean Checkoff and association information.

Producers will be able to visit with representatives from seed, herbicide, fertilizer and equipment companies and view new farm equipment during a 30-minute break at 10 a.m.

The Saunders County Soybean Growers Organization requests that each participant donate one or more cans of nonperishable food to the food pantry.

Complimentary noon lunch will be served.

Registration is available the day of the expo at the door. For more information about the program or exhibitor information, call (800) 529-8030 or e-mail
This program is sponsored by UNL Extension in the university's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Nebraska Soybean Board, Saunders County Soybean Growers Organization and private industry. There is no registration fee.