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JUNCTION CITY, Kan. – Walk-ins will be accepted at this week’s 22nd annual Kansas Ag Tech Conference in Junction City.

The Kansas Ag Research and Technology Association’s conference is Thursday and Friday, Jan. 17-18. Just bring a check or a credit card to pay registration fees upon arrival. Doors open at 8 a.m. Thursday and at 7:30 a.m. Friday at the Geary County Convention Center, located next to the Courtyard by Marriott, 310 Hammons Drive.

The two-day event is popular among precision ag producers, applicators and industry brands because of its unique format that creates lively discussions among the most efficiency-conscious farmers in Kansas.

Presentations to be given:

Savannah Crossman, Soybean Growers Associates and Advanced Ag Alliance, “Variable Rate Corn Seeding, Lessons Learned and Future Visions”

Justin Heath, Smart Ag, “It Has Arrived: Farm-Ready Autonomous Tractor Technology”

Ajay Sharda, Kansas State University Agricultural Engineering, “Planter Down-Force Systems: Engineering and Agronomic Considerations”

Kevin Heikes, IN10T, “Farmer Centered Innovations - Better Innovation and Faster Adoption”

Bruce Erickson, Purdue University, “Precision Ag Technology Adoption - Looking Back, Looking Forward”

Joe Luck, University of Nebraska, “Multi-Hybrid Planting: On-Farm Trials - What Works and Will it Pay?”

The conference will also include a rapid fire Q&A with members of the K-State faculty and presentations from KARTA’s recent grant recipients as they present findings from their on-farm research trials. Industry partners will also be there to exhibit and provide updates on the latest ag technology in the private sector.

Funds generated through KARTA’s association dues and conference registrations are used to provide on-farm research grants and instructional workshops throughout the year. Download a complete schedule of events at www.KARTAonline.org.