Agro Expedition to American midwest 2022

We open registration for an agricultural business trip to the Midwest, which will cover five US states (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Nebraska, South and North Dakota, Kansas)

you will be able to:

  • learn about all the advantages and disadvantages of different tillage technologies, as well as consider the topic of soil health from different angles;
  • get acquainted with the latest research of reputable universities in the field of soil testing, nutrition, different types of tillage, growing cover crops;
  • communicate with professors who specialize in the nutrition and agronomy of corn, soybeans, wheat, sunflowers, canola, potatoes, hemp, sugar beets and alfalfa;
  • get acquainted with modern technologies of dairy cattle keeping and potato growing;
  • study the topic of irrigation in detail;
  • get acquainted with Agro IT systems and other technological support of agribusiness both to maximize yields in high-productivity areas and to minimize risks in low-productivity areas.

Do not miss the opportunity to see it all with your own eyes, as well as live chat and ask questions to industry experts!

What do you need to know about the trip?

The duration of UPPER MIDWEST AGRICULTURAL EXPEDITION 2023 is 14 days. The program starts on May 27.

 

Tour participants will visit farms and visit research companies in Kansas, Nebraska, South and North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin. 

 

During the trip you will learn all about growing crops in the following conditions

Tour price
$ 5 950
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IMPORTANT! Registration for the trip and payment for the tour must be made no later than April 27, 2023.

 

 

WHY THE MIDDLE WEST?

Location of the region

The region is located in the same latitudes where Ukraine's agro-industry is concentrated on the European continent. Annual precipitation is from 500 mm to 1000 mm.

Precision Agriculture

Farms that use the elements of precision farming as much as possible are selected for visits: precision positioning and GPS and RTK data transmission systems, soil sensors, mini meteorological stations, self-piloted equipment, drones and other equipment.

Crops

Farms use the most extensive crop rotation. We will get acquainted with the technologies of growing corn, soybeans, wheat, sunflower, rapeseed, potatoes, hemp, sugar beet and alfalfa.

Dairy cattle

Potato

Corn

Hemp

Soy

Bean

Alfalfa

Rapeseed

Sunflower

Sugar beet

Wheat

Barley

STATES WE WILL VISIT:

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State with the most diverse climate. Cold winters with a layer of snow from 5m in the north to 15cm in the south. Windy, wet and not too hot summers. Average temperatures in summer are + 25C, and -18C in winter. The state has 26 million agricultural lands, which brings $ 75 billion to the state’s economy. Minnesota even has its own unique soil type – Lester. It is characterized by good drainage, loaminess and limestone.        

The state ranks 3rd in terms of revenue from sales of agricultural products. The state’s strongest agricultural crops include corn (26%), soybeans (21%), sugar beets (3%), oats, sweet corn, green peas, and wild rice. The state exports soybeans, corn and wheat to the markets of Mexico, Japan and China. Minnesota ranks second in pig farming (14%) in the United States. In addition to the usual agricultural areas, the state raises 12,000 bison, as well as moose and ostriches.

Nebraska has two main climatic zones. The eastern half of the state has a wet continental climate. The western part is characterized by a predominantly semi-desert climate and has wide differences between winter and summer temperatures. The average annual precipitation in the state decreases from east to west from about 350 mm to 800 mm. Heavy thunderstorms and tornadoes are common in Nebraska in the spring and summer.

Nebraska soils are great for farming. The most important are fertile prairie soils in the southeastern part of the state and humus soils in central and northeastern Nebraska.

About 90% of the state’s area is involved in agriculture. The sub-wet continental climate is ideal for growing small grains, legumes, oilseeds and beekeeping and for keeping 1.7 million beef cattle.

Cass County is considered the №1 soybean county in the United States. Wheat, corn, rapeseed, sugar beet, potatoes, sunflower and barley are also grown here.

State soils vary from heavy black loam to light sandy. A feature of the state’s crop production is no-till and its protection against erosion.

The state’s leading industry is agriculture.

The state grows corn, soybeans, wheat (hard red), durum, sunflower, rye, hay, flax, barley, millet, oats and alfalfa.

Local farmers also raise pigs, dairy and beef cattle and poultry.

Climatic conditions of the state differ in the fork of annual precipitation from 250 mm to 700 mm on average, average winter temperatures -8C, and + 20C. The climate is sharply continental with four distinct seasons.

The state’s main crops are corn for silage, cranberries, green beans (green beans or asparagus), and ginseng. Wisconsin ranks first in the United States for all of these products. In addition, state farmers grow oats, peas, potatoes, carrots, beets, cherries, and produce maple syrup.

Wisconsin is also considered the most “dairy” and “cheese” state in the United States.

Kansas has traditionally been considered an agricultural state, a “state of sunflowers and wheat.” Kansas is part of the US grain belt, the state is one of the first in America to produce wheat and corn. In addition, the fields of Kansas grow oats, barley, sorghum, sunflower, soybeans and other crops. Kansas has well-developed livestock (cattle, pigs and sheep), as well as the food industry (including meat and milk processing).

Kansas’s climate is continental, with cool winters and hot summers. The average annual temperature in the state is +13 ° C. The absolute maximum reached +49 ° C, and the absolute minimum – -40 ° C. The average annual rainfall decreases from 1000 mm in the southeast to 400 mm in the west. In some years there are droughts. About 3/4 of the annual rainfall falls from April to September.

Visits will include:

SDSU Seed Testing Lab

The laboratory is equipped with modern test equipment for testing and researching samples to improve South Dakota yields and the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.

chs

An international company owned by farmers, landowners and agricultural cooperatives from the United States. It is the largest agricultural cooperative in the United States, uniting 75,000 farmers across the country, and is ranked among the largest Fortune 500 companies.

ward

Laboratory in Nebraska, USA. Specializes in testing soils, plants, feed, water, fertilizers and provides quality analytical data for various clients and projects.

raven

A company that offers precision farming products designed to reduce operating costs and increase yields.

MWULC

Monsanto Water Utilization Learning Center is a research center whose main task is to solve the problems of yield and productivity in agriculture and develop effective solutions for farmers in irrigation and water use.

agtegra

Agtetra Cooperative is a leader in modifications and installation of attachments for Precision Agriculture. More than 6,300 farmers in North and South Dakota are active members of the cooperative.

agxcel

A company engaged in the production of innovative systems for the application of agrochemicals using In-Furrow technology.

pip seeds

A company with many years of experience working with corn, soybean, wheat, alfalfa and cover crops.

Download the program and find out the details

Get acquainted with the detailed program of AgroExpedition.

 

We draw your attention to the fact that the schedule of visits is preliminary. The program will be specified and finalized. Meetings may vary, but the planned program will be implemented in full.

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Questions left?

Ask the coordinator of the trip: 

Roman Grynyshyn

+38 097 996 50 47;

+38 044 228 50 52
roman@travelite.com.ua

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