The annual Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture was held May 1 – 3, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center in Manhattan. The first day was a one day workshop led by Dr. Ralph O’Brien from Case Western Reserve University. The workshop was titled, “Additions and Upgrades in our Everyday Statistical Toolbox” and it had over 50 attendees. Dr. O’Brien also gave the keynote address to over 100 attendees who attended the following two day conference. John Boyer served as the Program Chair for the conference and was assisted by Jo Ann Blackburn, Nick Bloedow, and graduate student assistants. The Department is grateful to John for his very capable leadership in seeing the conference through its 28th consecutive year.