Fremont Corn Expo 2017


About the Fremont Corn Expo

The Fremont Corn Expo is organized and hosted by Nebraska Extension. The Fremont Chamber Ag Business and Natural Council, Nebraska Farm Bureau in Dodge County, Colfax-Dodge Corn Growers Association, local FFA chapter, and the Nebraska Corn Board are the primary partners supporting Nebraska Extension in making the Fremont Corn Expo a great local event for corn growers. The Fremont Corn Expo is held the beginning of January each year. The Fremont Corn Expo attracts 300 to 400 attendees in a 1-hour driving distance from Fremont along with 50 agribusiness exhibitors. The expo is financially supported by local partners and agribusiness exhibitors. The Fremont Corn Expo was started in 2004 by former Extension Educator, Dave Varner.

The Fremont Corn Expo features speakers and panelists that provide local corn growers with the knowledge they need to effectively manage locally-relevant issues each year. Specific areas of focus include:

  • Applying Emerging Technology
  • Improving Economic Viability
  • Increasing Resiliency to Extreme Weather
  • Enhancing Soil and Water Resources

Take a look back on last year’s 2016 Fremont Corn Expo including videos, presentations, radio interviews, and more. What did last year’s attendees say:

  • “Useful Expo”
  • “Another great show”
  • “Excellent speakers”

The Fremont Corn Expo is a free event open to the public. We hope that you can join us this year and enjoy our great expo!

Fremont Corn Expo Location


Christensen Field Main Arena

1730 West 16th St., Fremont NE 68025

2017 Program Schedule – Thursday, Jan. 5

7:30 a.m     Breakfast and View Exhibits (50 exhibitors) – “The Waffle Man” serves breakfast compliments of the Fremont Chamber Ag Business & Natural Resource Council

8:50 a.m.    Welcome – Mayor and Fremont Chamber Ag Business and Natural Resource Council

9:00 a.m.    Multi-Hybrid Planting Prep   Joe Luck, Nebraska Extension Precision Ag Engineer Specialists

9:30 a.m.     Surviving the Ag Economy Ahead Brent Gloy, Purdue University Economists

10:30 a.m.   Break – View Exhibits – Grab some Mom’s Popcorn for a Snack!

10:45 a.m.   Panel Discussion: Looking Ahead at Finances – Moderated by Nathan Mueller

  • Accountant – Tina Barret w/Nebraska Farm Business Inc.,
  • Ag Lender – Representative from First National Bank
  • Cash Rent/Lease Specialist – Allan Vyhnalek w/Nebraska Extension
  • Economist – Brent Gloy w/Purdue University
  • Equipment – Joe Luck w/Nebraska Extension
  • Fertilizer – Charles Shapiro w/Nebraska Extension

11:30 a.m.  Business & Industry Update  NE Farm Bureau, Fremont Chamber, Local FFA Chapter, Colfax-Dodge County Corn Growers Association, NE Corn Board

Noon          Lunch – View Exhibits  – Dee’s Catering compliments of the Nebraska Farm Bureau in Dodge County

1:00 p.m.   With Phosphorus, You Have Choices Charles Shapiro, Nebraska Soil Science/Plant Nutrition Extension Specialist

1:50 p.m.   Tools to Help Weather the Storms Ahead – Brian Smith, National Weather Service Meteorologist

2:40 p.m.   Door Prize Winners Announced and Prizes Handed Out – Colfax-Dodge Corn Growers Association

3:00 p.m.   Safe travels

Following the Fremont Corn Expo at 3:00 pm will be the Nitrogen Certification & Water Conservation Training Class for Lower Platte North NRD producers in the small meeting room at Christensen Field Main Arena

For more information on the Fremont Corn Expo, please contact Dr. Nathan Mueller, Nebraska Cropping Systems Extension Educator, at 402-727-2775 or ude.l1477676632nu@re1477676632lleum1477676632.naht1477676632an1477676632

Information for Sponsors and Exhibitors

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