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Willmar Ag Show concludes today

WILLMAR -- The 2009 Willmar Ag Show continues through 4 p.m. today at the Willmar Civic Center Arena. Doors open at 10 a.m.

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.

The 29th annual event is sponsored by the West Central Ag Sales Association, a nonprofit organization based in Willmar.

Today's seminars:

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


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