The Kansas Ag Research and Technology Association and K-State Research and Extension would like to announce that registration is now being accepted for the 17th Annual Agricultural Technologies Conference, which will be held Jan. 23-24, 2014 in Salina.

This annual event brings hundreds of agricultural producers and industry leaders for a two-day interactive workshop on the use of technology in the ever-changing agriculture industry. The funds generated through the association dues and conference registrations are used to provide grants to facilitate on-farm research projects and instructional workshops on the precision ag hardware and software necessary to conduct agricultural research trials.

Those in attendance at the conference will hear presentations from dynamic speakers on a wide variety of topics dealing with precision agriculture. The two-day event also includes vendor displays, the KARTA Annual Meeting, research presentations from grant recipients, and an interactive evening discussion that is always an attendee favorite.

“We have an exciting line-up of speakers on a number of relevant agricultural issues,” said KARTA board member Lucas Haag, with K-State Research & Extension. “The conference is open to KARTA members and non-members, as well as agriculture students from all over the Midwest.”

Conference Speakers Include:

* Ajay Sharda, Agricultural Engineer with K-State Research and Extension: “Boom Pressure & Flow – What’s Really Happening with our Rate Controllers?”

* Dan Forgey, Agronomy Manager with Cronin Farms: “Progress in Precision – Technology Adoption on a Diversified South Dakota Farm”

More speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.