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Willmar Ag Show at Civic Center today, Wednesday

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

WILLMAR -- The 2009 Willmar Ag Show opens today and continues through Wednesday at the Willmar Civic Center Arena.

The show exhibitors include a wide range of vendors providing products for both crop and livestock production. The show is truly an "ag" show, focusing on providing opportunities for area farmers and agriculture-related businesses to connect and do business, according to event organizers.

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The 29th annual event is sponsored by the West Central Ag Sales Association, a nonprofit organization based in Willmar. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Today's seminars:

Management Seminars

10:30 a.m.

Tax Free Investing Seminar, Doug Kveene and Lynnea Pritchett, Financial Advisors, Edward Jones Investments

11:30 a.m.

The Retirement Red Zone -- Possible solutions, Jeff Lewis, Regional Vice President, Prudential Financial

12:30 p.m.

Ag and the Real Estate Economy, Roger Hellar and Leon Carlson, North Central Realty

1:30 p.m.

2008 Farm Bill -- New Programs and Changes in Existing Programs, Wes Nelson, Executive Director, Kandiyohi County Farm Service Agency

Livestock Seminars

11 a.m.

Rendering/Composting Cattle over 30 months of Age, Russ Hilbert, County Feedlot Officer, Kandiyohi County Environmental Services

Noon

Feeding for a Faster Start -- the Transition Dairy Cow, Dr. Ed Lanka, AgriKing

1 p.m.

Getting the Best of Dairy Forages, Dr. Ed Lanka, AgriKing

Wednesday's seminars:

Wednesday, March 11

Management Seminars

10:30 a.m.

Rain Gardens --Water Retention Area, Rick Reimer, Kandiyohi SWCD

11:30 a.m.

Life Doesn't Wait -- Is a Million Dollars Enough?, Fred Rudolph, Prudential Financial.

12:30 p.m.

2008 Farm Bill -- New Programs and Changes in Existing Programs, Wes Nelson, Executive Director, Kandiyohi County Farm Service Agency

1:30 p.m.

Stored Grain Management Education, Greg Van Sickle, Tri-State Grain Conditioning, Inc.,

Livestock Seminars

11 a.m.

Feeding Corn Co-Products in Central Minnesota, Dan Kohls, Form-A-Feed

Noon

Tweaking Your Livestock Budgets in 2009, Zach Rada, Farm Business Management Instructor, Ridgewater College

1 p.m.

Rendering/Composting Cattle over 30 months of Age, Russ Hilbert, County Feedlot officer, Kandiyohi County Environmental Services

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