Crop Summit to Offer Tips on Farming Techniques

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- A two-day conference in January will give farmers a chance to learn about topics ranging from crop rotation to bee pollination.

The inaugural Great Lakes Crop Summit is scheduled for Jan. 22-23 at FireKeepers Casino and Hotel in Battle Creek. It's sponsored by the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan, the Wheat Program and the Soybean Promotion Committee.

In addition to crop production and management techniques, speakers will discuss environmental labeling, soil drainage and irrigation.

Gretchen West of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International will talk about present and future use of unmanned aerial vehicles and robots in agriculture.

Michigan State University experts will focus on bee pollinators and colony collapse disorder.

The registration deadline is Jan. 8.


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