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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Register soon for the U of M Institute for Ag Professionals' Field School

by Dave Nicolai, Coordinator for Institute for Ag Professionals

The 2016 Field School for Ag Professionals will be held on July 26 - 27 at the University of Minnesota Agriculture Experiment Station, St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota. The St. Paul campus, located in Falcon Heights, MN next to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds at Larpenteur and Gortner Ave, is this year's site for the Field School for Ag Professional which is the summer training opportunity that combines hand-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. Register by July 20 in order to guarantee your participation!

At the Field School you'll find a hands-on, in-field program with a focus on crop and pest management diagnostic skill building in field crops. The program is geared to agronomists, crop production retailers, seed dealers, consultants, Extension educators, agriculture government agency personnel, farm managers and summer field scouts.

The University of Minnesota Institute for Ag Professional’s Field School offers an opportunity to enhance troubleshooting and crop management skills in specially-designed plots that display actual cropping situations. A key feature of the Field School is the small learning groups to enhance the learning experience. Each subject is led by experienced instructors offering personalized instruction and small group activities and enrollment is, therefore, limited to 120, so timely registration is encouraged. You may choose to attend either day or both days of the field school. Field School participants can earn up to twelve Certified Crop Advisor CEUs which will be offered over two days of the Field School. Certified Crop Advisor CEU’s have been applied for in the following categories: Nutrient Management: 1, Soil & Water Management: 1.5, Integrated Pest Management: 7 and Crop Management: 6.5.

Detailed session descriptions and online registration can be found on the Institute for Ag Professionals website by linking to http://z.umn.edu/fieldschool/



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