Wheat Seeding For Success

McPherson, Kansas
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Wheat Seeding For Success
Wednesday, August 7

Best Western Holiday Manor
2211 E Kansas Avenue
McPherson, Kansas 67460
Phone: 620/241-5343

SPECIAL NOTE: Due to all the recent rain in the McPherson area, our original plans for outdoor breakout sessions have changed slightly. We'll still be heading out to the field (unless field conditions are way too wet the day of the event) and we hope to still do modified breakouts in the field. We appreciate your understanding as we try to work with the recent weather conditions. Thank you!

Join us at Wheat Seeding For Success - our first outdoor in-the-field wheat event. Hands-on teaching as well as classroom learning will make this the perfect mix.

The outdoor field location of this event will be located approximately 6-7 miles from the Best Western. Attendees will meet at the hotel for a morning general session, and then complimentary transportation will be provided to/from the hotel for the mid-morning field breakouts. 

Topics to be discussed include:

     - Seeding For Success
     - Fertility Strategies
     - Evaluating Wheat Stand Counts
     - Residue Distribution and Management
     - View the agenda!

CCA CEUs have been applied for and the number of credits will be listed here soon.

Speakers: Phil Needham, High Yield Wheat Expert and
                   Farm Journal Columnist
                   Ronan Cummins, High Yield Wheat Expert

Phil Needham,
High-Yield Wheat Expert and Farm Journal Columnist

Phil Needham is a native of Great Britain and holds a diploma in agriculture and an honors degree in agricultural technology from Cranfield University in England. Needham grew up on his family farm where wheat yields between 8 and 10 tonnes/Ha are common.

Needham first visited the USA in 1989 and joined Miles Enterprises (based in Owensboro, KY) as an agronomist in 1990. Needham was promoted to Opti-Crop (a division within Miles Enterprises) Manager in 1996, where he managed a team of crop consultants and crop management projects from Texas to Manitoba and from Virginia to Washington State.

In 2005, Needham started his own company Needham Ag Technologies, LLC. based near Calhoun, KY. He has has professional experience working with dealers, farmers and manufacturers in many countries around the world, including: Canada, Mexico, England, Holland, France, Germany, Sweden, China, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, Australia, Moldova, New Zealand and South America. Needham considers himself a vehicle of technology, moving and implementing systems and agronomic technologies around the world to ultimately increase farm efficiencies, yields and profits.

Ronan Cummins, 
High-Yield Wheat Expert

Ronan Cummins is an independent crop consultant with 15 years of working for retail/ wholesale agricultural supply companies, including Opti-Crop. Cummins operates under the banner of his company “Agronomy One, LLC”, an independent provider of crop consulting services to the farmers of the Ohio River Valley. Cummins also works closely with wheat expert Phil Needham.

His work and consulting experience has taken him to Russia, Brazil, Germany, Poland and the U.K. Cummins is a Certified Crop Adviser, and he is a keen advocate of no-till farming and precision agriculture methods (using GPS).

Cummins is a native of Drogheda, Ireland. He earned a B.SC. (Hons) degree in Agriculture from Harper Adams University College inShropshire, England and a M.SC (Hons) degree in Crop Protection.



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