Annual Agronomy Conference


The South Dakota Agri-Business Association is pleased to provide the annual Agronomy Conference in December of each year.

This conference provides an opportunity to learn the latest trends in crop management and production, as well as to earn 20 CCA credits in just two days.

Details of the conference are provided in September of each year, so check back often!


Future Conference Dates

2019:  December 11-12
Conference Presentation Archives 
2018 Conference Brochure PDF


Agronomy Conference 2018 (Completed)

Get ready for the most comprehensive program offered in South Dakota, designed for continuing education of agronomy professionals!

Download the full brochure (above).

  • Leading university experts and industry professionals will be presenters for the two-day conference.
  • As usual, the conference includes 20 CEUs for the Certified Crop Advisor program and will cover all four performance objectives.
  • The conference registration fees will be $305 for the entire conference and $205 for just one day. The registration fee includes training, materials, refreshment breaks and lunches.
  • Seating is Limited - Pre-Registration is Required
You do not need to be a CCA to attend! 

4 Ways to Register.... (Online Registration Open)

  1. Online: (not available)
  2. Phone: (605) 224-2445, have your credit card information ready.
  3. Fax: (605) 224-9913, use the printable registration form.
  4. Mail: SDABA, 320 E Capitol Avenue, Pierre, SD 57501, use the printable registration form.


December 12-13, 2018

Check-in is from 7:30 to 8:00 AM each day and the presentations will run every 50 minutes from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM each day.


Sioux Falls Convention Center
1101 N West Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
For directions, click here.

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton under the "South Dakota Agronomy Conference". Make your reservations by November 26, 2018.   Standard room-$99 plus taxes.

Call the Sheraton directly at 605/331-0100.


$310 for both days (20 CEUs)
$210 for one day (10 CEUs)
$50 Late Fee after December 1, 2018


Pre-registration is required by December 1, 2018. Any registration received after December 1, 2018 will be assessed a late fee of $50.00.  The Registration fee includes refreshment breaks and lunch for each day of the conference. 

The conference begins with check in from 7:30 to 8:00 AM each day.

There will be NO refunds granted unless the conference is completely cancelled due to poor weather conditions.



Nutrient Management - 1
Soil and Water Management - 3
Pest Management - 2
Crop Management - 4

Nutrient Management - 2
Soil and Water Management - 3
Pest Management - 3
Crop Management - 2


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

8:00-8:50 AM Soybean Quality and Trade, Seth Naeve, UMN (1 CM)
8:50-9:40 AM Genetic Gains in Corn - Past, Present, and Future, Thomas Hoegemeyer, UNL (1 CM)
9:40-10:00 AM BREAK
10:00-10:50 AM SCN Resistance, Seth Naeve, UMN (1 PM)
10:50-11:40 AM Does Soil Organic Matter Really Matter?, Jodi DeJong-Hughes, UMN (1 SW)
11:40-12:30 PM LUNCH
12:30-1:20 PM Profit and Productivity with Reduced Tillage, Jodi DeJong_Hughes, UMN (1 SW)
1:20-2:10 PM Enhanced Efficiency Nitrogen Fertilizers:  The 5 W's, Tai McClellan Maaz, IPNI (1 SW)
2:10-2:30 PM BREAK
2:30-4:10 Managing Weather Risk:  Tools of the Trade, Eric Snodgrass, UNL (2 CM)
4:10-4:20 BREAK
4:20-5:10 PM Nitrogen Balances Can Help Fine Tune Nitrogen Management for Wheat, Tai McClellan Maaz (1 NM)
5:10-6:00 PM 2019 Dicamba Update, Dennis Rasmussen, Bayer (1 PM)

Thursday, December 13, 2018