Missouri Farm Computer Users Conference
2009 Program
January 9 & 10, 2009
Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, MO

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Friday, January 9, 2009

     1:00 - Welcome
    Ron Plain, Columbia
      
     1:15 - Introductions and Idea Exchange
      
     2:00 - Online Auctions for the Farm
    Michael Stachiw, Fenton
      
     3:00 - Concurrent (1 time)
      
     Crop Management Tools
    Ray Massey, Columbia
      
     Getting the Most Out of Online Auctions
    Michael Stachiw
      
     Precision Agriculture Discussion - Experiences and some new tools
    Kent Shannon, Columbia
      
     4:00 - Concurrent (1 time)
      
     Beef Management Tools
    Ryan Milhollin, Columbia
      
     Using Digital Media on the Farm
    Bradd Anderson, Columbia
      
     Advanced Computing Discussions - Spreadsheets and Other Topics
    Robert Davis, Ashland
      
     Adjourn
      
     Dinner
      
     7:00 - Concurrent (3 times - half hour each)
      
     "Missouri Exchange" - Selling/Buying Missouri Products Online
    Ina Cernusca, Columbia
      
     Swine Management Tools
    Ray Massey
      
     Computer Security Issues
    Robert Davis
      
     Computer Tools for Using Weather Information
    Pat Guinan, Columbia
      
     Audio Editing with a Computer
    Bradd Anderson
      
     Favorite Websites
    Doug Roderick, Fulton
      
     Facebook Session
    Dan Barker, Mexico
      
     8:30 - Open-ended Discussion & Idea Exchange
      
     Vendor Displays - Internet Cafe
      
     Getting the Most Out of Your Cell Phone - Help Session
      
     MIR Update
      
     FBS User Gathering
      
     "Show & Tell"
    Those who brought equipment (computers, cameras, printers, storage devices, etc.) can share experiences
    at this session.
      
     Adjourn at 10:30 p.m.
      

Saturday, January 10, 2009

      6:30 - Breakfast Buffet
      
      7:00 - Early Bird Breakfast Forum
    Open discussion for ag computing & other topics
      
      7:45 - Online Software as a Service (SAAS) - Why it Will Change Everything
    Norm Brown, Aledo, IL
      
      - How We Use Pioneer FITSM for Field Mapping
    Doug Davis, Fillmore
      
      - Electronic Tools for Government Programs
    Drew Parmley, Jefferson City
      
      - CHAPS - A Program for Cattle Management
    Eugene FFA
      
      9:15 - Break - Vendor Displays - Internet Cafe
      
     9:30 - Tax Update
    LeRoy Vogel, CPA, Bowling Green
      
     10:30 - Using a Wireless Network on the Farm
    Brian Bogue, Holt
      
     10:45 - What Computer Equipment to Buy Today
    Ron Buswell, Newark
      
     11:00-12:00 - Fast & Accurate Farm Budgeting & Financial Monitoring
    Norm Brown
      
     11:00-12:00 - GIS Tools Lab (Hands-on session)
    Kent Shannon & Ray Massey
      
     11:00-12:00 - Setting Up Your Own Wireless Network
    Brian Bogue
      

    4-H Lab, Demonstrations and Presentations

       8:00-3:00 - 4-H Lab, Open Lab Topics - HANDS ON!
       

        Educational/Recreational Software

        Audio/Video Production Editing

        Power Point

        Digital Cameras

        Robotics

        DDR

        WII
        
       Special Sessions:
        
        - Handheld GPS Equipment Demonstrations
        
        - Using Digital Media
        
        - Mapping Lab (advanced)
        
        - Robotics
        
        - Geospatial Tech
        
        - Shooting Simulation
        
       Cow-Tipping Farm Management Game
      Whenever there's a group, we'll play.
        


      2009 Conference Planning Committee

      Harold Thompson - Marshall, MO
      Larry Blase - Columbia, MO
      Doug Davis - Fillmore, MO
      Jason Dieckhoff - Harrisonville, MO
      Joe Veras - O'Fallon, MO
      Robert Davis - Ashland, IL
      Steve Kelly - Alton, MO


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