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Last chance for early bird registration for Field School

Register this week for the 2021 Field School for Ag Professionals, which will be held on July 20 - 21 at the University of Minnesota Agriculture Experiment Station in St. Paul. Register by July 16th to receive the early registration discount. Registration closes at midnight on Sunday, July 18. You may choose to attend either day or both days of the field school.

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Field School for Ag Professional is the 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; it builds on this foundation with timely, cutting-edge topics on the second day.

Field school program

The first day's program will be held on Tuesday, July 20 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's program will consist of herbicide mode of action and crop injury symptoms, corn and soybean growth and agronomics, scouting and identification of insects and diseases, and tillage & soil structure.

The second day's program, held on Wednesday, July 21 starting at 8:00 am, will consist of multiple concurrent sessions, allowing participants to obtain six certified crop advisor CEUs . 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.

Detailed descriptions and online registration can be found under Session descriptions and speakers on the Field School for Ag Professionals webpage.

Who should attend

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. Twelve certified crop advisor CEUs will be offered over the two days of field school which includes Soil & Water CEU’s.

The Field School is located at the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station in St. Paul, MN. Free parking available across from the University of Minnesota Plant Growth Facilities and Greenhouse Classrooms at 1522 Gortner Avenue on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota.

Appropriate COVID-19 protocols will be followed as dictated by University policy.
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