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Rice and Dakota County Crop Update

If you farm or work with farmers in Rice or Dakota Counties and the surrounding area and want the latest University-researched crop marketing strategies, pest management information, and nutrient management updates, this webinar is for you!

On Tuesday, March 2, this Virtual Crop Management Input Seminar will cover key topics in crop marketing and management issues. Participants can join the webinar starting at 8:30 a.m. and the programming will run from 8:45-11:30 a.m. 

The topics are tailored to Rice and Dakota counties, but residents in surrounding counties are welcome to join.

Topics and speakers

  • Grain Marketing Strategies, Ed Usset, University of Minnesota Grain Marketing Economist for the Center for Farm Financial Management
  • Nitrogen Best Management Practices in southeastern Minnesota, Taylor Becker, University of Minnesota Extension Educator, Ag Water Quality
  • Sun Dogs on the Horizon: reflections on corn rootworm dynamics, resistance, and management, Dr. Ken Ostlie, University of Minnesota Extension Entomologist-Corn
  • Hot topics in weed and disease management in southeastern Minnesota: Ryan Miller, University of Minnesota Regional Extension Educator, Crops
  • Planting rates and stand establishment for corn, Dr. Jeff Coulter, University of Minnesota Extension Specialist Corn-Based Cropping Systems
  • Soil and Water Conservation District Program Updates, Steve Pahs, Rice County Soil and Water Conservation District and Ashley Gallagher, Dakota County Soil and Water Conservation District
  • University of Minnesota Extension Crop Updates and Announcements, Claire LaCanne, UMN Extension Educator, Rice and Steele Counties and Dave Nicolai, UMN Regional Extension Educator, Crops


There is no fee to attend this event, but pre-registration is required to receive the webinar link. Register at: The session will be recorded and shared with registrants following the event. 

We’d like to thank the Dakota/Rice County Corn Growers for their support. 

Please contact Claire LaCanne, Extension Educator for Rice and Steele Counties, with any questions or if you’d like help registering. Contact Claire at 507-330-0447 or

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