Inaugural Great Lakes Crop Summit Set For Jan. 22-23

Sessions will brings latest agronomic and business information to farmers.

Published on: Nov 6, 2013

Join your farmer neighbors from around the state and the Midwest at the inaugural Great Lakes Crop Summit to learn more about the latest agronomic and business information to help in your farm's success. Researchers and industry speakers from around the Midwest will hold sessions addressing corn, soy and wheat issues as well as important general production techniques.

The Great Lakes Crop Summit, a collaborative effort of the Michigan corn, soy and wheat check-off programs, will take place on January 22 and 23, 2104 at FireKeepers Hotel & Casino in Battle Creek.

The GLCS is specially designed to connect producers with research and industry experts to improve farm profitability and the strategic position of the Great Lakes corn, soybean and wheat industries.

Inaugural Great Lakes Crop Summit Set For Jan. 22-23
Inaugural Great Lakes Crop Summit Set For Jan. 22-23

"We will feature sessions and speakers focused on communicating agronomic research and information about marketing, resource management, production economics, and the direction of Michigan's corn, soybean and wheat industries," said Jim Zook, Executive Director of the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan.

The agenda includes researchers from four universities and several top-notch private consultants from across the Midwest. Farmers can earn farm credits as well, including 12 Restricted Use Pesticide credits and 10 Certified Crop Advisor credits.

The GLCS will also feature keynotes speakers and a farm trade show, as well as a roundtable discussion with national corn, soy and wheat leadership.

Registration for the two-day conference is $125 by January 8.  Second farm and family registrants are $100. Complete details and registration information can be found at or by calling (517) 668-2676.