Mike Reese with West Central Research and Outreach Center is part of the Morris Model team. (Photo: Marshall Hoffman)

The 2019 Midwest Farm Energy Conference is scheduled for July 10-11 at the West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC) in Morris. The conference will highlight energy efficient systems for Midwest dairies and cropping systems, as well as energy conservation for swine production.

One of the conference organizers, Mike Reese of WCROC, said the meetings are designed to give practical advice for farmers to increase energy efficiencies into their operation.

The conference will also feature a dinner with keynote speaker Dr. Jerry Hatfield, a 2007 Nobel Prize winner who is lab director of USDA ARS in Ames, Iowa. Hatfield will discuss Perspective on the Future of Agriculture from a Nobel Laureate’s View. The dinner will take place 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 at Old #1 Southside, preceded by a 5:30 social hour. Full conference rate is $80, single day rate is $50 and the keynote dinner by itself is $15. Register at z.umn.edu/mfec2019.

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