Interested in Sunflowers for '14? Reasons Why You Should be: A CropConnect Preview


Sunflowers aren’t just one of the prettiest crops to grow, they’re also an increasingly attractive cropping option for 2014 for some areas. While still a small acreage area crop in Manitoba, both oil and confection sunflowers can be a profitable option and one with several benefits that go beyond a basic crop budget. That’s the topic of Kevin Capistran’s presentation at the upcoming CropConnect conference, and it’s one sure to be of interest to farmers looking to diversify their crop rotation.

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In this audio interview, Capistran, president of the National Sunflowers Association, and RealAgriculture editor, Lyndsey Smith, talk about some of these added benefits to sunflowers from both an agronomic and marketing perspective.

This interview is a preview to the discussion Capistran will present at the inaugural CropConnect conference in Manitoba. Slated for February 18 and 19, 2014 at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg, Man., CropConnect is a new conference put on by five producer groups and featuring engaging concurrent sessions and top-notch keynote speakers. Click here for more information and to register.

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