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Hold the dates for Small grain workshops

Jared Goplen, Extension educator - crops

If you're a farmer or crop consultant already producing small grains or are looking for another crop to add to your rotation, these workshops are for you.  Ten small grain management events will be offered across Minnesota in January and February of 2022.  They'll focus on production agronomics, variety selection, and economics, and include an open-forum discussion for related topics and on-farm experiences.

Thanks to the generous support of the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council, registration is free and lunch is included at all sites.  

Workshop details

Dates, locations, times and contacts follow:
  • Monday, January 17, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Morris
    West Central Research and Outreach Center, lunch after meeting (Contact Jared Goplen at 507-829-0614)
  • Monday, January 31, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Roseau
    Roseau City Center, Lunch prior to meeting (Contact Angie Peltier at 218-281-8692)
    * Private Pesticide Applicator Training will precede the small grains program from 9:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 1, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – McIntosh
    McIntosh Community Center. Lunch prior to meeting (Contact Heather Dufault at 218-280-1129)
    * Private Pesticide Applicator Training will precede the small grains program from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Monday, February 14, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. – New Prague
    New Prague American Legion Clubroom, lunch after meeting (Contact Shane Bugeja at 515-708-3486 or Colleen Carlson 507-521-3640)
  • Monday, February 14, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.– Rochester
    Rochester Regional Extension Office, lunch prior to meeting (Contact Ryan Miller at 507-529-2759)
  • Tuesday, February 15, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. – Floodwood
    Downtown Fair Center (107 W 7th Ave.), lunch prior to meeting (Contact Troy Salzer at 218-749-7120)
  • Thursday, February 17, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. - Slayton
    Murray County 4H-Building, Event Hall (Contact Melissa Runck at 507-836-6927)
    *AM crops program will run from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and includes lunch. 
  • Friday, February 18, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Cold Spring
    Great Blue Heron, lunch after meeting (Contact Nathan Drewitz at 608-515-4414)
  • Friday, February 18, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. - Benson
    McKinney's on Southside, lunch prior to meeting (Contact Scott Lee at 320-760-6129)
  • Wednesday, February 23, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Strategic Farming: Small Grains webinar
    Virtual Zoom workshop (
Presenters may vary by location, but include Jochum Wiersma, Extension small grain specialist, and Jared Goplen, Extension crops educator.


Registration is required to assist with meal planning. Please register by visiting or contact Jared Goplen at 320-589-1711 x2128 or for more information.
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