Newland Farms, 3405 Brown Rd, Thayer, KS 66776
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
3:00 p.m. Registration
3:30 p.m. Welcome & Introductions
3:45 p.m. Educational Sessions
6:30 p.m. Dinner
• Our Beef with Flies: Why House Flies are more than Nuisance Pests
Dr. Cassandra Olds,
Assistant Professor, KSU Department of Entomology
House flies are a common pest in confined animal production systems that often reach nuisance levels. Dr. Olds will discuss
the role of house flies in the spread of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria and the importance of developing integrated pest management programs.
• Aerial Seeding Panel
Austin Hobbs, Tyce Marple, Bradley McVey & Ethan Seller
Aerial seeding quickly is gaining popularity among those planting cover crops. This panel of local farmers will discuss the benefits and drawbacks of using fixed-wing planes versus helicopters to complete the job.
• Using Drones for Crop Spraying
Agri Spray Drones
Drones have proven to be an effective tool in crop production throughout the U.S. While drones have a multitude of uses in the field, this session will focus on their usage for liquid or granular product application. A technician from Agri Spray Drones will dive into the metrics of utilizing a drone in this capacity and demo the technology for attendees. Agri Spray Drones is a full-service drone sales firm focused on helping producers and landowners utilize unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in liquid and granular application.