January 16, 2008

Contact: Wanda Emerich at 518-846-7121 ext 117 or email emerich@whminer.com.


Chazy, NY � January 16, 2008 � The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute will host its annual Corn Congress on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The focus of this educational event is corn and forage crops. Corn Congress is open to the public at no charge, with no advance registration required. Lunch is available for $5.00.
This year�s guest speaker is Dr. Limin Kung, Jr., Dairy Nutrition and Silage Fermentation Laboratory, University of Delaware, who will be discussing �Getting the most out of bunks, piles and bag silos� and �Evaluating Corn Hybrids using Milk 2006 and Corn Picker�. Other topics include �Optimizing the Starch Digestibility of Your Corn Silage� by Dr. Rick Grant, President of Miner Institute, and �Reflections after 42 years of heat, cold, ice, wind, rain, drought and the occasional �normal� growing season� presented by Ev Thomas, Vice President, Agricultural Programs of Miner Institute.

Commercial exhibits open at 10:00 a.m., guest speakers will begin at 11:00 a.m. with about half hour presentations each, and the event will conclude at 3:00 p.m. with door prize drawings.

Corn Congress is held in the Miner Center Education Building of Miner Institute and is located on Route 191, just west of Exit 41 off I-87. For more information regarding this event please visit our website at www.whminer.org and click on the calendar link. For specific information you may contact Wanda Emerich at 518-846-7121 ext 117 or email emerich@whminer.com.