The Joint Annual Conference of the North Carolina Corn, Cotton, Small Grains and Soybean Associations will meet in New Bern, N.C., at the Riverfront Convention Center, Jan. 14-15, 2010.

The Joint Conference begins at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, with annual business meetings for the members of the four associations. The invited keynote speaker, Thomas Dorr, a former undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is scheduled to speak at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The Joint Conference includes a full day of marketing and production seminars, a lunch, yield contests results and awards, and the annual awards banquet on Thursday evening. Friday’s schedule includes a complimentary breakfast and a series of production seminars, concluding at 11:30 a.m.

For registration information, call the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association at 1-800-839-5775.