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16th ICPA Post Conference Tour

 

The Post Conference Tour is a great way to complete your time at the 16th International Conference On Precision Agriculture. 

 

Tour Overview


Following the ICPA Conference sessions on Wednesday 24 July, join us for our post conference tour. The tour will stop at Veris Technologies, Inc, Brian and Lori Martin's family farm, and Liquid Art Winery. Buses will leave the Manhattan Conference Center at 12:30pm and return at 8:30pm. The cost of the tour is $100 and a boxed lunch, two drink tickets, and reception hors d'oeuvre are included in the tour registration price. 
 
You may register for the Post Conference Tour as a part of your conference registration or email info@ispag.org to add the tour to your existing conference registration. 
 
 
 
The following itinerary times are approximations and are subject to change:
 

16th ICPA Post Conference Tour Itinerary


 
12:30pm
Board the Buses at the Manhattan Conference Center (box lunch on board)
2:00pm
Arrive at Veris Technologies, Inc. for a tour and demonstrations
4:15pm
Arrive at Brian and Lori Martin's Farm for discussion and demonstrations
6:15pm
Arrive at Liquid Art Winery and Estate for tour and reception
8:30pm
Return to Manhattan Conference Center
 
 

Veris Technologies, Inc.


 
 
While touring the Veris facilities, attendees will learn about real-time soil sensors currently deployed in over 55 countries around the world. They will also see demonstrations of new soil profile scanning technology and get a glimpse into Veris’ R&D pipeline.
 
 
 

Brian and Lori Martin's Farm


From there, we will travel to Brian and Lori Martin's farm in Clay Center, KS for a discussion and Q&A about the tie between research, industry and the farmer.  Following the discussion, Kansas State University will lead a series of demonstrations. 
 
 

Liquid Art Winery and Estate


Liquid Art Winery and Estate will be our third and final stop on the post-conference tour.  While at Liquid Art, attendees will take a tour of the vineyard, bottling center, and winery.  The tour will give an overview of the history of the company and why they chose Kansas as the location of their vineyard.  It will also cover the varieties of grapes on the property, the soil chemistry and growing conditions needed for their specialty crops, and the journey from vine to bottle.  The evening will wrap up with a reception in the Liquid Art Event Center.  Each tour attendee will receive two drink tickets to try the wine and cider made on-site, and food will be provided.