Coastal Corn, Beans and Wheat Conference
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Doors open and check-in begins at 8:00 AM on day of event
Lunch will be served
Advance registration is required.
Please register on-line by Wednesday, December 6
Pesticide CEUs available
Course Code: 514008
Categories : D : 3, N : 3, O : 3, X : 3
Block room rates available at these hotels:
Hampton Inn, Greenville Group Code: CAB
Holiday Inn, Greenville Group Code: AGR
Hilton Inn, Greenville Group Code: CAB
Randy Dowdy is a corn, soybean, wheat and peanut grower from Brooks County Georgia. His philosophy is to maximize yields by minimizing stress that plants experience throughout the growing season. Randy has a particular interest in maximizing corn and soybean yields He has been able to exceed 450 plus bushels per acre of corn on his farm numerous times through a systems approach to growing corn. In 2014, Randy set a new corn yield World Record and is the first grower ever to surpass 500 bushels per acre and additionally produced 100+ bushel beans in the same year. He recently achieved the World Record for soybeans with a 171 bushels per acre yield and had two 2016 NCGA entries over 500 bushels in corn. Randy gives God all the glory for his success and wants other growers to understand his success is possible on their farms, and he is passionate about sharing his practices with growers seeking to increase yields on their farms.
Dr. Ron Heiniger is a professor in the Department of Crop and Soils Sciences at North Carolina State University. He received his PhD in crop ecology from Kansas State University in 1994. Dr. Heiniger has worked for the past 23 years as a research and extension specialist at the Vernon G. James Research and Extension Center in Plymouth, NC. His responsibilities include research into precision agriculture and corn-wheat-soybean cropping systems. Dr. Heiniger is known for his applied research. He has published over 50 research publications, 80 extension articles, and presented numerous abstracts and papers covering his work in precision agriculture, the use of aerial photography to determine nitrogen requirements for corn and wheat, phyllochron intervals in wheat and managing high-yield corn from emergence to harvest. Dr. Heiniger has received the Gerold O Mott Award for outstanding research from the American Society of Agronomy, is a three time recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from both the North Carolina Corn Grower’s Association and the North Carolina Small Grain Grower’s Association and is a member of the Academy of Outstanding Extension Specialists at North Carolina State University.
Jason Webster is the Lead Commercial Agronomist at Precision Planting acting as the key researcher and educator for the Precision Planting Commercial team, dealers and growers. His experience bolsters on-farm research efforts and the capability to provide solid agronomic education for dealers and growers. Jason is an industry-leading expert in the agronomic and profit impacts of different farming practices. Prior to Precision Planting, he worked with Beck’s Hybrids as their innovation Lead and Central Illinois Practical Farm Research Director where he conducted research on ways to help growers improve farm profitability.
Chad Swindoll works as a Precision Technology Agronomist for Ag Leader where he helps lead product research, spends time understanding crop production problems that farmers face each year. His knowledge of farming is based on hands-on experience working in the family farming operation in the Mississippi Delta region. Prior to this role, Chad was the Mid-South territory manager for Ag Leader, serving the region for three years. Chad attended Mississippi State University where he obtained a Meteorology degree and GIS/Remote Sensing Certification in 2011. He is husband to Edna and father to three wonderful children. Chad’s passion is serving the Almighty Creator, his family, and agriculture.