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AG CONNECT Expo: Innovations Theater

12/15/2010 @ 9:01am

Learning is a lifelong process. In an ever-evolving industry like agriculture, that statement rings especially true. Whether you’re interested in learning about how you can make precision agriculture pay, foreign trade’s impact at the farmgate, or ways to improve your productivity, business, or family relationships, there will be plenty of opportunities at the 2011 AG CONNECT Expo.

This upcoming Expo will be held January 8 through 10, 2011, in Atlanta, Georgia, with a special preview day January 7. Throughout the event, industry-renown speakers will discuss timely topics and share the latest information and innovations that impact agribusiness.

The following schedule outlines the dynamic seminars that will be found in the Innovations Theater sponsored by Successful Farming magazine. All the presentations are included in the cost of admission.

Friday, January 7

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Future Environment Regulations with Tier 4 Requirements

Discussion will include the compliance costs for new equipment, performance differences of equipment in service, and market value of used equipment. Availability, costs, and training of service technicians will also be presented.

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Vision for 2020: Does Precision Farming Pay?

Since precision ag technology requires an investment, the natural question producers ask is will it pay? To answer that question, you need to ask:

  • How large is the expected profit with the technology?
  • What are the chances of a return?
  • How large is the required investment in time and money?
  • Is there a certain number of acres I need to justify the cost?

The answers help determine if a particular technology is adopted. In this session, learn how farmers are making precision ag pay in their operations.

Time: 2:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Equipment Distribution Realities for the 21st Century.

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