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Production Journal: College Selection Guide

April 30, 2011
By: Margy Eckelkamp, Director of Content Development, Machinery Pete

In 2008, Farm Journal launched Corn College in response to farmers asking for more access to our agronomic experts. Since then, sold-out crowds totaling more than 2,000 farmers have headed to the field for hands-on training to ratchet up yields. In response to strong demand for more classes, we’ve added another session in the eastern Corn Belt. This lineup with help you decide which event is best for you.

First-time attendees

The Corn College "Fundamentals" event will take place Aug. 3 to 4 in Coldwater, Mich., at the facilities of Farm Journal Associate Field Agronomist Missy Bauer. This two-day event is geared toward the first-time Corn College attendee. With in-field breakouts including soil density pits and crop diagnostics, the Fundamentals course will feature the most popular trainings from the Corn College curriculum and provide the building blocks of the Systems Approach to corn production.
Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 3 to 4
Coldwater, Mich.

Ag retailers/consultants

For the second year, Farm Journal is offering a Corn College session just for those who help farmers grow higher yields. This is the only Corn College session that offers CCA credits (an estimated 11 credits will be offered). This one-day seminar on July 18 near Bloomington, Ill., will allow ag professionals to tap the agronomic experience of Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie and Associate Field Agronomist Missy Bauer.
Monday, July 18
Bloomington, Ill.
(ONLY Corn College session offering CCA credits)

Corn College Classic

There will be two two-day events near Bloomington, Ill., July 20 to 21 and July 22 to 23. The curriculum caters to farmers who are already ace growers or who have attended a previous Corn College event. It is geared to those who are highly motivated to improve their yields.
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 19 to 20
Thursday and Friday, July 21 to 22;
Bloomington, Ill.

Registration is open for all events. In the past, all Corn College events have sold out. No on-site registration is available. Early bird discounted registration expires June 1.

Visit or call (877) 482-7203 for more details.

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FEATURED IN: Farm Journal - Late Spring 2011
RELATED TOPICS: Corn College, Production

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