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Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference, January 17-18 in Junction City


The Kansas Ag Research and Technology Association (KARTA) and K-State Research and Extension are proud to announce the line-up of speakers for the 22nd Annual Kansas Ag Tech Conference, taking place January 17-18, 2019 in Junction City, Kansas. The annual 2-day event is popular among precision ag producers, applicators, and industry brands because of its unique format that creates lively discussions among the most efficiency-conscious farmers in the state of Kansas. Presentations at this year’s conference include:

  • Savannah Crossman - Soybean Growers Association & Advanced Ag Alliance
    “Variable Rate Corn Seeding, Lessons Learned & Future Visions”
  • Justin Heath - Smart Ag
    “It Has Arrived: Farm-Ready Autonomous Tractor Technology”
  • Ajay Sharda - Kansas State University Agricultural Engineering
    “Planter Down-Force Systems: Engineering and Agronomic Considerations”
  • Kevin Heikes - IN10T
    “Farmer Centered Innovations - The Solution to Better Innovation and Faster Adoption”
  • Bruce Erickson - Purdue University
    “Precision Ag Technology Adoption - Looking Back, Looking Forward”
  • Joe Luck - University of Nebraska
    “Multi-Hybrid Planting: Lessons From On-Farm Trials - What Works and Will it Pay?”

More information and bios for each of the speakers can be found on KARTA’s website at www.KARTAonline.org. The conference will also include a rapid fire Q&A with members of the K-State faculty and presentations from KARTA’s recent grant recipients as they present findings from their on-farm research trials. Industry partners will also be there to exhibit and provide updates on the latest ag technology in the private sector.

Registration for the two-day conference is $275 including all meals and refreshments for both days. Guests can also take advantage of a $50 discount on their conference admission if they purchase a 2019 KARTA membership during checkout. Funds generated through KARTA’s association dues and conference registrations are used to provide on-farm research grants and instructional workshops throughout the year.

For more information or to get signed up, visit www.KARTAonline.org. Be sure to follow KARTA on Facebook and Twitter. This year’s event hashtag is #KARTA2019.

Information is also available by contacting Lucas Haag, K-State Research and Extension Northwest Area Crops and Soil Specialist, at 785-462-6281 or lhaag@ksu.edu.