The 2018 Field School for Ag Professionals will be held on July 25 – 26 at the University of Minnesota Agriculture Experiment Station on the St.Paul campus at the University of Minnesota. The Field School for Ag Professional is a summer training opportunity that combines hands-on training and real world field scenarios. The two-day program focuses on core principles in agronomy, entomology, weed and soil sciences on the first day to build a foundation for participants; and builds on this foundation with timely, cutting-edge topics on the second day.
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Register (for both days) by June 18th to receive one complimentary ticket to the St. Paul Saints baseball game at CHS Field for the 7:05 pm game on Wednesday, July 25.
The first day’s program will be held on July 25 with registration starting at 8:00 am, orientation beginning at 8:45 am and the individual sessions starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. The first day program will consist of herbicide mode of action and crop injury symptoms, corn and soybean growth and agronomics, identification of insects and the injury they cause in field crops, and variable rate nitrogen recommendations for Minnesota agriculture.
The second day’s program, held on July 26 starting at 8:00 am, will consist of multiple concurrent sessions, allowing participants to obtain CEUs per session. Participants can self–select from a menu of session topics ranging across all four major agronomy disciplines which are designed to be timely, cutting–edge topics for today’s Ag Professionals.
This program is targeted towards agronomists, crop production retailers, seed dealers, consultants, crop protection industry representatives, Extension educators, government agency personnel, and summer field scouts. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their troubleshooting and crop management skills in specially designed plots that display actual cropping situations.
Detailed descriptions and online registration can be found at http://z.umn.edu/fieldschool.
Source: University of Minnesota Extension: Minnesota Crop News