February 17, 2016
2016 Highlighted speakers
Ken Ferrie, consulting agronomist for Farm Journal
Ken Ferrie grew up working on his Iowa family farm, tending hogs, cattle, and a dairy herd. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science and Agricultural Business from Illinois State University. Much of his leading-edge agronomic training was received as an apprentice under Dr. Everett Dennis, private agronomist from Manhattan, KS. Ken currently manages Crop Tech Consulting (www.croptechinc.com) based in Heyworth, Illinois.
Paul W. Bodenstine is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Plant and Soil Science and is an ASA Certified Professional Agronomist. Bodenstine worked in commercial agribusiness as a professional agronomist for 20 years before starting (www.agsystems.biz) a private agriculture research and development company. For the past 19 years, ag.systems has worked with commercial farms and private agribusinesses in 12 states developing high yield crop production systems for wheat, barley, alfalfa, corn, soybeans, tobacco, sugarcane, cotton, fruits, and vegetables with an emphasis on balanced plant nutrition and plant health.