Missouri Farm Computer Users Conference
2011 Program
January 7 & 8, 2011
Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, MO

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Friday, January 7, 2011

    1:00 Welcome
      
    1:15 Introductions and Idea Exchange
      
    2:00 Monitoring Your Farmstead Using Wireless
    Bernard Bargfrede, Blackburn
      
    2:30Break - Vendor Displays – Internet Café
      
    3:00 Concurrent (1 time)
      
     Managing Livestock Rations With a Computer
    Michael Stachiw, Fenton
      
     Precision Agriculture Discussions
    Steve Kelly, Alton
    Kent Shannon, Columbia
      
    4:00 Concurrent (1 time)
      
     Crop Management Computer Tools
    Ray Massey, Columbia
      
     Open Source Software - Useful Alternatives
    (for accounting, office productivity, etc.)
    Stephen Martin, Columbia
    Robert Davis, Englewood
      
    5:00 Concurrent (1 time)
      
     Let's Talk About the Weather
    Tools and Trends

    Pat Guinan, Columbia
      
     Understanding Your Financial Statements
    Darrell Behrendt, Edwardsville, IL
      
      
    5:50 Adjourn
      
    6:00 Dinner
      
    7:00 Concurrent (3 times - half hour each)
      
     Marketing Your Farm Using Google Maps
    (Lab session)
    Shannon White, Columbia
      
     Analyzing Our Concession Stand Business Using Spreadsheets
    Ashland FFA
      
     Smartphone Applications
    Robert Davis
      
     Building Real-time Prices Into Your Budgets
    Norm Brown, Aledo, IL
      
     Sprucing up Your Spreadsheets
    Ray Massey
      
     Educational Technologies in the Classroom
    Dan Cernusca, Rolla
      
    8:30 Open-ended Discussion & Idea Exchange
      
     Vendor Displays – Internet Café
      
     Cowtipping Farm Management Game
      
     MIR Update
    Gerry Ehlmann & Don Utlaut
      
     FBS User Gathering
    Norm Brown
      
     "Show & Tell"
    Those who brought equipment (computers, cameras, printers, storage devices, etc.) can share experiences at this session.
      
    10:30Adjourn
      

Saturday, January 8, 2011

    6:30 Breakfast Buffet
      
    7:00 Early Bird Breakfast Forum
    Open discussion for ag computing & other topics
      
    7:45 Expanding Broadband Accessibility in MO
    Tim Haithcoat, Columbia
    Damon Porter, Jefferson City
      
    8:30 Smart Phones Panel Discussion
    What's new, what works and what doesn't
      
    8:50 Managing Marketing Margins on the Web
    Norm Brown
      
    9:15 Tax Update
    Randy Eikermann, CPA, Hermann
      
    10:15 Break – Vendor Displays – Internet Café
      
    10:30 Video Production Using Your Computer
    Eugene FFA
    Derek Crocker, Overland Park, KS
      
    11:15 Social Networking
    Bradd Anderson
      
    10:30-12:00Hands-On GIS Lab
    Shannon White
      
      
      
    8:00-3:004-H Computer Lab Open
     


    2011 Conference Planning Committee

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


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