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Fluid Journal : Spring 2014
5 The Fluid Journal Spring 2014 the agricultural community. The Monday afternoon opening session began with a captivating presentation on a return visit by Steve Siemens of Des Moines, Iowa, on the subject of “Leading Your Customers Into The Future.” He spoke about such things as the individual committing to group goals, how the individual fits into the overall business, what is everyone’s role on a team. He spoke about enthusiasm, entertaining new ideas, a sense of humor, hitching your wagon to a star. He ended on focus as the key: focusing on your competition, small things, listening, and most of all opportunities. Again, Siemens’ energy and charm drew a vigorous applause. Heading the list of distinguished researchers who followed was Raj Khosla of Colorado State University who spoke on precision water, nitrogen and seed management for enhancing efficiency, productivity and profitability of irrigated cropping systems. The opening day afternoon session ended with an in-depth evaluation of late-season applications of foliar