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Plan to attend a Small Grain Winter Workshop

University of Minnesota Extension is offering six Small Grain Winter Workshops across Central and Southern MN in February to address small grain production.

Adding a small grain to your crop rotation can help manage some of the challenges of farming row crops. Row crop farming brings busy spring and fall workloads. There are also pests common to row crops, including herbicide resistant weeds, soybean cyst nematodes, soybean aphid, and other insect and disease pests becoming more problematic across Minnesota. Including a small grain offers the opportunity to diversify your cropping system and help address these challenges.

This program is designed to help you determine if small grains can work on your farm and in your rotation. It will provide the tools needed to make small grains a successful crop in the operation with cutting-edge research on:

  • Production agronomics 
  • Variety selection 
  • Disease identification 
  • Fungicide use 
  • Fertility 
  • Quality 
  • Equipment and economics
 Time will be set aside for open forum to discuss related topics and on-farm experiences.

Visit the Small grain update website for details and registration information or select one of the locations below:

  • Monday, February 18 - New Prague
  • Monday, February 18 - Rochester
  • Wednesday, February 20 - Cold Spring
  • Wednesday, February 20 - Mora
  • Thursday, February 21 - Slayton (offered with Strategic Farming workshop)
  • Friday, February 22 - Benson

There is no cost to attend this program. Please register at least 5 days prior to the event to help with program planning. Lunch is included at all sites except Mora.


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