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Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo gives seasonal information

LINCOLN, Neb. – The 2008 Nebraska Soybean Day and Machinery Expo Dec. 12 will assist soybean producers in planning for next year’s growing season.

The expo, which begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 2:30 p.m., will be in the pavilion at the Saunders County Fairgrounds in Wahoo, said Keith Glewen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 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 UNL researchers and specialists, Nebraska Soybean Board representatives, soybean growers and private industry representatives.

“Grain Marketing is Simple” will be presented by Ed Usset. Usset is a grain marketing specialist at the University of Minnesota and is part of the team that developed the award winning “Winning the Game” series of workshops. He currently teaches a course on “Futures and Options Markets” at the university. His first book, “Grain Marketing is Simple (it’s just not easy)” was released in September 2007. Usset will discuss how to simplify pre- and post-harvest marketing.

Other topics on the program include: Soybean Aphids! When Did It Pay To Spray?; On-Farm Soybean Production Research Results From Area Growers; Early Soybean Planting Dates – An Economic Analysis; Making Dollars and Decisions With The New Farm Bill; Nebraska Soybean Checkoff Update; and Foliar Soybean Disease Management! Do You Need It?

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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.

Soy doughnuts will be cooked on site and the Pancake Man will serve a complimentary lunch.

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 kglewen1@unl.edu.