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July 2008 Archive for Corn College

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The Most Photographed 17 Acres in the U.S.

Jul 31, 2008
There have been lots of Kodak moments in the Corn College plots this spring and summer. After all the camera clicking going on out there, I know these have to be the most photographed 17 acres of corn in the country!

The crew and I have been out there documenting the growth of the plants, step by step…and we’re liking what we’re seeing. Farmers coming the Corn College will see the progress throughout the season in photos—and see the real plants in person at their current growth stage.
 
Even though our Farm Journal Test Plots are farm-size replicated plots, these small demonstration plots that mimic some of our full-size efforts prove that big things can come in small packages. Here’s a map of the Corn College site, showing where the plots are located.
 

 
If you’ve signed up for this year’s Corn College, I’ll look forward to seeing you next week. If you haven’t signed up yet, we have a few spaces left. And, if it doesn’t work for your schedule this year, I hope you can join us for the 2009 Corn College.

--Ken Ferrie, Farm Journal Field Agronomist

Farm Journal Corn College
Aug. 5 -6 and Aug. 7 -8
 
Registration is $400—a bargain, considering how you can use what you learn to add incremental bushels to your corn yields. You can register by calling 800-909-3681. You can also fill out a registration form and fax it to 319-277-7982.
 
Get yourself to one of these hotels the night before, and we’ll have a free shuttle to get to the Corn College and back. The meals, including a steak dinner, are included.
 
While you’re at the Corn College, be sure to vacuum up the Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits, too.
 
Read More of the Corn College Blog
 
 

T.V. Time: Marketing Roundtable LIVE at Corn College

Jul 30, 2008
When farmers are together, talking markets is a guarantee. To keep you informed of what’s going on with today’s markets,  “U.S. Farm Report” will be taping its Marketing Roundtable live during Corn College.  

If you have been in the audience before (at National Farm Machinery Show, Commodity Classic or another farm show) you know how fun it is to see T.V. happen, especially with this crew!
 
U.S. Farm Report’s Al Pell will host marketing experts such as Farm Journal Economist Bob Utterback and Pro Farmer Editor/Publisher Chip Flory, in addition to others. Making a special appearance during taping will be Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie and Machinery Doc. The presenters will combine for a knowledge-packed panel of experts.
 
Farmers can get their marketing questions answered as these experts tackle today’s marketing challenges.
 
--Sara Muri, Farm Journal Crops Online Editor

 
Farm Journal Corn College
Aug. 5 -6 and Aug. 7 -8
 
Registration is $400—a bargain, considering how you can use what you learn to add incremental bushels to your corn yields. You can register by calling 800-909-3681. You can also fill out a registration form and fax it to 319-277-7982.
 
Get yourself to one of these hotels the night before, and we’ll have a free shuttle to get to the Corn College and back. The meals, including a steak dinner, are included.
 
While you’re at the Corn College, be sure to vacuum up the Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits, too.
 
Read More of the Corn College Blog
 
 

Fight for Every Bushel

Jul 29, 2008
This year is a wild ride for corn growers! Despite the frustrations, it is the perfect year to fight for every bushel. Of course, the price of corn provides clear motivation to everyone that planted a kernel of corn. 
 
If you’re looking for ways to fight for every bushel—this year and next—you’ll like what you learn at the Farm Journal Corn College. The intense two-day session will provide countless tips for growing the best corn crop possible.
 
The Corn College is an extension of the Farm Journal Test Plots that our Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie and I started 17 years ago, which means it has the same goals: learn how to grow crops better, and share that information with farmers. Much of what we’ve studied in the plots will be demonstrated on 17 acres of demo plots at the Corn College site.
 
So, come on over and figure out more ways to fight for every bushel. We’d love to have you join us for this opportunity to head into harvest and next year’s planting with greater confidence.
 
-- Charlene Finck, Farm Journal Editor and Test Plot Director
 
 
Farm Journal Corn College
Aug. 5 -6 and Aug. 7 -8
 
Registration is $400—a bargain, considering how you can use what you learn to add incremental bushels to your corn yields. You can register by calling 800-909-3681. You can also fill out a registration form and fax it to 319-277-7982.
 
Get yourself to one of these hotels the night before, and we’ll have a free shuttle to get to the Corn College and back. The meals, including a steak dinner, are included.
 
While you’re at the Corn College, be sure to vacuum up the Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits, too.

 
Read More of the Corn College Blog
 

This is YOUR Chance!

Jul 28, 2008
Absolutely every time I go to a corn field with Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie, I learn something.
Seriously
…and stop the snickers. I’m not the world’s slowest learner and probably not the fastest one either. One thing is for sure, I’ll never learn fast enough to keep up with Ken. That guy loves to grow crops, he loves to learn and he loves to share what he knows with others.
 
You can see for yourself at the upcoming Farm Journal Corn College the first week of August in central Illinois. You can access the full agenda here, but I can promise that you’ll have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn how to boost your corn yields. Come join us, and I predict that you’ll leave ready to come back next year.
 
The reason: you can go to the field with Ken and visit 17 acres of demonstration plots that mimic the large-scale efforts of the Farm Journal Test Plots. The Corn College format was inspired by our readers who have repeatedly asked for more access to Ken and his practical knowledge. We took those requests to heart. Ken will teach the general sessions and personally lead two of the breakout sessions.
 
Registration is $400—a bargain, considering how you can use what you learn to add incremental bushels to your corn yields. You can register by calling 800-909-3681. You can also fill out a registration form and fax it to 319-277-7982.
 
Get yourself to one of these hotels the night before, and we’ll have a free shuttle to get to the Corn College and back. The meals, including a steak dinner, are included.
 
While you’re at the Corn College, be sure to vacuum up the Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits, too.
 
Hope to see you there…and look me up to make sure you’re learning faster than I am!
 
      --Charlene Finck, Farm Journal Editor and Test Plot Director
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