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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

2017 Southern Small Grain Field Days

The University of Minnesota Extension is holding four small grain field days in southern Minnesota June 26 - 27. Each field day will take place at on-farm locations to discuss all aspects of small grain production, including variety performance, plant diseases, and small grain management considerations. Events will include hands-on demonstrations in real field scenarios, with discussion relating to the current growing season. Presenters will include Jochum Wiersma, U of MN Extension Small Grains Specialist and Jared Goplen, U of MN Extension Educator in Crops. Attendees are encouraged to bring any field samples for diagnostics and discussion.

Dates and Locations include:

Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 1:00 PM – Ruth Hoefs/Ron Pomiji Farm, 20676 340th Street, LeCenter – Lunch served at the farm prior to the plot tour.

Monday, June 26 @ 5:00 PM – Gieseke Farms, 53031 Co Hwy 15, New Ulm – Lunch served at Schell’s Brewery following the plot tour.

Tuesday, June 27 @ 1:00 PM – Dave Lochen Farm, 10455 Haus Road, Marty – Lunch served at Pearl Lake Lodge prior to the plot tour.

Tuesday, June 27 @ 7:00 PM – John Gorres Farm, 1065 80th Ave SE, DeGraff – Refreshments served at the trial site.

NOTE: There is no charge and registration is not needed.

Questions about the 2017 South Small Grain Field Days can be directed to Jochum Wiersma, Extension Small Grains Specialist, via email:, or by calling (218) 281-8629, or Jared Goplen, Extension Educator-Crops, via email: or by calling (320) 589-1711

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