Fremont Corn Expo Scouts Ag Horizon and Offers Answers

Posted December 15, 2016.

Positioning your farm to be resilient and successful despite the current downturn will be among the timely topics to be presented at the Fremont Corn Expo Jan. 5.

“Choosing Your Row Ahead” is the theme of this year’s program and keys off the common phrase, “the road ahead.” Nebraska corn producers have a whole series of decisions they make during a growing season. Choosing the “row” ahead or best series of decisions is what the Fremont Crop Expo is focused on. To accomplish this speakers will address:

  • applying ag technology,
  • improving economic viability,
  • increasing resilience to extreme weather, and
  • enhancing soil and water resources

Speakers will include University and ag agency experts as well as business and industry leaders from the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, Nebraska Corn Board, and Colfax-Dodge County Corn Growers.

The event, sponsored by Nebraska Extension, the Fremont Chamber, Nebraska Farm Bureau, the Nebraska Corn Board, the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, and many local ag businesses, will be from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Christensen Field Main Arena, 1730 W. 16th St. Forty-eight agribusinesses will be exhibiting at the expo throughout the day.

“The Expo is a one-stop shop for local corn growers to get the critical information they need to effectively manage locally relevant corn production issues,” said Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Extension cropping systems educator, planning coordinator, and host for the Fremont Corn Expo.

“The topics at this year’s expo were driven by over 100 attendee responses in a survey mailed out after last year’s expo. This is a local corn grower-guided event.”

Click here to learn more about this Expo.