When the harvesting season comes to an end and the cold weather rolls in, the job doesn’t stop for agricultural producers. Winter is often a big season for farming conferences, which showcase the latest innovations in the industry.
Whether you’re looking for new John Deere equipment or ways to boost efficiency, you may want to check out one of these events near you during the winter.
National 4-H Congress
When: November 27-December 1, 2015
Where: Atlanta, Ga.
Description: For more than 80 years, the National 4-H Conference has brought together extension staff, volunteers, partner representatives and exhibitors to discuss the goals of the National 4-H Congress.
2015 Kansas Turfgrass Conference
When: December 1-3, 2015
Where: Topeka, Ks.
Description: More than 600 attendees and 50 exhibitors are expected at this event, which is dedicated to showcasing the products and services of the turf industry.
Western Alfalfa & Forage Symposium
When: December 2-4, 2015
Where: Reno, Nv.
Description: In its 45th year, the symposium will provide comprehensive irrigation management and pest control information to attendees involved in the alfalfa, grains and forage industry.
ASTA 70th Corn & Sorghum Seed Research Conference and 45th Soybean Seed Research Conference Seed Expo
When: December 7-11, 2015
Where: Chicago, Il.
Description: This event is dedicated to bringing together agricultural professionals who are interested in learning more about the development of quality seed.
2016 Beltwide Cotton Conference
When: January 5-7, 2016
Where: New Orleans, La.
Description: Panel discussions, hands-on workshops and seminars will be held at this conference to give cotton producers the information they need to make informative business decisions.
2016 AFBF Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show
When: January 8-13, 2016
Where: Orlando, Fl.
Description: This annual convention is open to all agricultural experts who are interested in learning more about the trade through workshops and networking with other professionals.
Northwest Hay Expo
When: January 20-21, 2016
Where: Kennewick, Wa.
Description: The Hay Expo will consist of several small booths and large equipment in one centralized trade show area. The goal is to host a program that focuses on issues that pertain most to hay producers.
Agribusiness Showcase & Conference
When: February 9-10, 2016
Where: Des Moines, Ia.
Description: This showcase will consist of exhibitions and presentations that focus on the agricultural industry’s innovations and technology.
National Farm Machinery Show
When: February 10-13, 2016
Where: Louisville, Ky.
Description: Marketed as the largest indoor farm show in America, this event will consist of 850 exhibitors throughout 1.2 million square feet of floor space.
National Grain and Feed Association’s Annual Convention
When: March 13-15, 2016
Where: San Diego, Calif.
Description: This annual convention will feature top policy makers in the grain and feed industry to address some of the most important issues facing producers today.