Integrated Crop Management Conference Is Nov. 28-29

Annual Agribusiness Association of Iowa's Expo and trade show will also be held in conjunction with ICM Conference at Ames.

The Iowa State University Integrated Crop Management Conference and the Agribusiness Association of Iowa Agribusiness Expo will be held Nov. 28 and 29 on the Iowa State University campus at Ames.

"Combining our annual education conference and the Expo with a common date and location is a great benefit for participants. This allows service providers and retail dealers an opportunity to participate in both events without being away from their business for an extended period of time," says Gerald Miller, program director for ISU Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension.

"Our AAI members are always looking for new technology, data and innovation from the academic side of our industry. Partnering with the ISU ICM conference in late November provides an excellent venue to start out the new crop year," says Jose Laracuente, the AAI's chairman of member services.

Choose from 42 different crop workshops

Conference attendees can choose from 42 different workshops that offer the latest information on crop production and protection technology in Iowa and surrounding states. Workshops are offered by ISU faculty and staff and invited speakers from around the Midwest. The Conference is hosted by ISU Extension, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the departments of Agronomy, Entomology, Plant Pathology and Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.

A popular feature of the Conference is the variety of guest speakers on the program. "Each year ISU specialists invite colleagues in their field to share their research activities with conference attendees. This provides an opportunity to hear expertise and opinions from across the region and country in one location," says Brent Pringnitz, coordinator of ISU's Agribusiness Education Program which conducts the conference.

The Agribusiness Expo presents a comprehensive collection of new and innovative products covering all facets of the agribusiness industry. Over 75 exhibitors will be present for this year's Expo, held in Hilton Coliseum.

Registration for the 2007 Integrated Crop Management Conference and Agribusiness Expo is now open. To register online or for more information, visit the Agribusiness Education Program site at www.aep.iastate.edu.

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