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2019 High Plains Crop Convention
November 26, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm$20
Increasing resilience on farms and in farm families is the focus of the 2019 High Plains Crop Convention Tuesday, Nov. 26, in Torrington. It will kick off with a Keynote address from Ted Matthews, director of Minnesota Rural Mental Health. He will discussing the realities of stress, anxiety and depression in agriculture. Ted will also be avaialble during the day for individual counseling sessions.
The resilience theme continues with presentations on coping with stress and anxiety in creating an ag legacy for families, resilience strategies during disasters and an update from the Wyoming Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher committee on its efforts to build the program and create a network for young producers. UW Extension plant pathologist William Stump will provide a dry bean and soilborne disease update, and there will be an update on the Wyoming Bean Commission.
Other topics include an introduction to growing hemp in Wyoming, alfalfa weevil and alternative crops research and new herbicides. Steve Koontz, agricultural marketing expert from Colorado State University, will give a crop market update.
Continuing education credits for certified crop advisers and commercial pesticide applicators will also be available.
Registration cost for Tuesday is $20 and includes lunch, $15 for students. Online registration is preferred at bit.ly/highplainsCC2019. Brochures and registration forms are also available by calling Carter at 307-532-2436, or the brochure with full schedule can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/HPCC19info.