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2023 Bi-State Crops Conference

Hands inspecting a corn leaf in a field
Event Date(s)
Event Time
Beef House in the Oak Room
Event Fee

The annual Bi-State Conference series kicks off again this year with the Crops Conference, happening December 5 at the Beef House in Covington, Indiana. Drawing knowledge from experts in Illinois and Indiana, this year’s line-up boasts an impressive panel of speakers covering topics from weed control to nutrient loss. The cost is $30, which includes the full conference and a delicious meal. Registration is limited to 75 participants this year, so don’t wait to get your name on the list. 

Schedule of events

  • 10:00 –  Weed Management Update: how to plan for the 2024
    • Bill Johnson, Professor of Weed Science, Purdue University
  • 11:00 – An Introduction to the Diverse Corn Belt Project 
    • Dr. Carmen Blubaugh, Agroecologist, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • 11:30 – Managing the Storm - Farm Stress for Producers
  • 12:00 – Lunch
  • 1:00 – Overlooked non-ag but non-point sources of nutrient losses: why they matter for achieving nutrient loss targets in Illinois and Indiana
  • 2:00 – More than just scouting with a drone
    • Adam Shanks, Digital Agriculture and Natural Resources Curriculum Lead, Purdue Extension

*All times are EST

Cash or check taken at the door on the day of the event. 

Registration closes Friday, December 1.

PARP, CCH, and CEU credits have been applied for. 

Sponsors: Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance

Questions? Contact Jon Charlesworth at 765-762-3231 or

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact