Missouri Farm Computer Users Conference
2008 Program
January 4 & 5, 2008
Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, MO

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Friday, January 4, 2008

     1:00 - Welcome
    Ron Plain, Columbia
     1:15 - Introductions and Idea Exchange
     2:00 - Probable Fieldwork Days Machinery Mgt. with Weather Risk
    Brent Carpenter, Columbia
     3:00 - Concurrent (1 time)
     TransAction Lite for Farm Records
    Norm Brown, Aledo, IL
     Beginning Spreadsheet Use
    Ray Massey, Columbia
     Precision Agriculture Discussion - Our experiences and some new tools
    Steve Wright, Madison
    Kent Shannon, Columbia
     4:00 - Concurrent (1 time)
     Optimizing Your Website for Marketing
    Dan Barker, Mexico
     Farm Management Tools for Analyzing Cost of Production
    Brent Carpenter
     Advanced Spreadsheets and Other Topics
    Mike Monson, Columbia
     7:00 - Concurrent (3 times - half hour each)
     Selecting Cattle Using Internet Tools
    Jim Bellis, Aurora
     Managing & Sharing Photos Using Picasa
    Greg Rotert, Columbia
     Electronic Publishing Do's and Do Not's
    Michael Stachiw, Fenton
     Tools for Analyzing Cost of Feeding DDGs (swine example)
    Ann Ulmer, Columbia
     Digital Pens - Converting Handwriting to Electronic Farm Records
    Norm Brown
     Getting Started with a Handheld GPS Unit
    Kent Shannon
    Harrisonville FFA
     Taking Decent Digital Photographs
    Doug Roderick, Fulton
     To Search or Not To Search - Search Engine Basics
    Robert Davis, Ashland
     8:30 - Open-ended Discussion & Idea Exchange
     Vendor Displays - Internet Cafe
     Search Engines In-Depth
     MIR Update
     FBS User Gathering
     "Show & Tell"
    Those who brought equipment (computers, cameras, printers, storage devices, etc.) can share experiences
    at this session.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

    4-H Lab, Demonstrations and Presentations

        6:30 - Breakfast Buffet
        7:00 - Early Bird Breakfast Forum
      Open discussion for ag computing & other topics
        7:45 - FODM - Mining Data From Your GPS Equipment
      Norm Brown
        8:00 - Blogs & Podcasts - Is There a Place For Them In Agriculture
      Lane McConnell, Taos
        8:45 - Geotagging Digital Photos
      Kent Shannon
        9:00 - Internet Safety - From Keeping Kids Safe to Identity Theft
      Dan Barker
        9:45 - Break - Vendor Displays - Internet Cafe
       10:00 - Tax Update
      LeRoy Vogel, CPA, Bowling Green
       10:30 - What Computer Equipment to Buy Today
      Ron Buswell, Newark
       11:00-12:00 - Designing a Website for Your Agribusiness
      Mike Stachiw
       11:00-12:00 - GIS Tools Lab (Hands-on session)
      Kent Shannon
       8:00-3:00 - 4-H Lab, Open Lab Topics - HANDS ON!

        Educational/Recreational Software

        Audio/Video Production Editing

        Power Point

        Digital Cameras



       Special Sessions:
       10:00 - Fly Fusion - Digital Pens for Homework
       10:30 - Using Pen-based Laptops
       11:00-12:00 - Mapping Lab (advanced)
       11:00-12:00 - Designing Websites (advanced)
       11:00-12:00 - Shooting Simulation
       12:00 - Lunch - Pizza Provided
       1:00 - Geospatial Tech
       Cow-Tipping Farm Management Game
      Whenever there's a group, we'll play.

      2008 Conference Planning Committee

      Norman Brown - Aledo, IL
      Brian Vogelsmeier - Sweet Springs, MO
      Harold Thompson - Marshall, MO
      Larry Blase - Columbia, MO
      Doug Davis - Fillmore, MO
      Jason Dieckhoff - Harrisonville, MO
      Joe Veras - O'Fallon, MO

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