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Nitrogen Smart is back in-person for 2022 at 12 locations across Minnesota

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2022 figures to be an especially challenging year for managing nitrogen, with record high fertilizer prices and potential impacts from last year's drought conditions. Join University of Minnesota Extension for Nitrogen Smart, a free program for producers to help maximize economic return on nitrogen and minimize losses to the environment.

Nitrogen Smart sessions are available at 12 locations across the state this year, with the first one on February 14. Pre-registration is not required and there is no registration fee.

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Why attend Nitrogen Smart?

According to a survey of past participants:
  • Three out of four attendees changed at least one practice as a result of attending the meeting.
  • Our survey data of past participants and estimates show at least a $3,243 value for each attendee, when calculating acreage, rate reduction and potential increased yield due to proper timing of application.

More information

All meetings will begin with the fundamentals session at 9am. There will be an Advanced Nitrogen Smart session at each site beginning at 1pm. Those that have never attended Nitrogen Smart are encouraged to attend the fundamentals session, and may also attend the afternoon session if they choose.

The Advanced Nitrogen Smart session is available to returning participants or to new participants that attend the morning fundamentals course. The Long Prairie, Dassel, Dodge Center, Cambridge, Elbow Lake, and Mahnomen sites will have the “A Deep Dive Into the 4Rs” advanced program. Alden, Mapleton, St. James, Worthington, Marshall and Madison will have a new Advanced Nitrogen Smart session titled “Adapting N Management to Climate Conditions.” Previous attendees can attend the morning session or just come to the afternoon Advanced session.

Nitrogen Smart is presented by University of Minnesota Extension, funded by the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, and hosted by the Minnesota Agriculture Water Resource Center.

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