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July 2011 Archive for Corn College

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Corn College in 60 Seconds

Jul 21, 2011

Curious about Corn College? Here’s a quick overview of what happens at the event, in about a minute.

 

 

For more, visit www.FarmJournalCornCollege.com.

Social Media in the Corn College Classroom

Jul 15, 2011

Corn College attendees head to the field next week. Producers from across the country will meet in Hayworth, Ill. to learn about the systems approach to farming from Farm Journal field agronomist Ken Ferrie. If you're not joining us in the field and you want to catch a glimpse of it, you can stay up to date via Twitter and Facebook.
 
There will be a Twitter feed on the Corn College website. You also can follow and join in the conversation on Twitter. If you're attending please help us keep everyone up to date, use the hash tag #CornCollege11 at the end of your Tweets. This will ensure your Tweets make their appearance on the Corn College page.
 
You can catch what's going on via Facebook on both the Farm Journal and Corn College Alumni pages. Join in the conversation, post your seminar photos and follow along for the latest seminar information.
 
If you have any questions about how to start using social media, drop me an email. Or better yet, ask your questions by commenting below.

70 Spots Left for Illinois Corn College

Jul 11, 2011

The Farm Journal Corn College “Classic” session provides practical, hands-on training to help corn growers advance their production skills, increase yields and improve their profitability.  

Thursday and Friday, July 21 to 22; two-day session for farmers
Click here to register (no on-site registration will be accepted)
Located at the Corn College campus, near Bloomington, Ill. 
General Sessions and Breakout Sessions include:
  • The Importance of Water
  • Dig to Identify Soil Density
  • Soil Density Demonstrations
  • Make Variable Rate Work
  • In-Field Diagnostics
  • Understand the Risks of Farm Transportation
  • ABCs of Sulfur and Micronutrients
  • Identify and Manage Micronutrients
  • Make Your Water Work for You
 
Click here for more information: www.farmjournalcorncollege.com

Water Woes Resolved at Corn College

Jul 07, 2011

This year’s Corn College event in Illinois will provide data from the field with studies to maximize your water strategy.

The Farm Journal Corn College “Classic” session provides practical, hands-on training to help corn growers advance their production skills, increase yields and improve their profitability. Corn College alumni ready to broaden their knowledge from previous years are encouraged to attend this session. Located at the Corn College campus, near Bloomington, Ill. 
General Sessions and Breakout Sessions include:
  • Make Your Water Work for You
  • The Importance of Water
  • Dig to Identify Soil Density
  • Soil Density Demonstrations
  • Make Variable Rate Work
  • In-Field Diagnostics
  • Understand the Risks of Farm Transportation
  • ABCs of Sulfur and Micronutrients
  • Identify and Manage Micronutrients
 
Thursday and Friday, July 21 to 22; two-day session for farmers
Click here to register (no on-site registration will be accepted)

Dig Deep to Solve Soil Density Issues

Jul 07, 2011
Do you suspect yield-robbing soil compaction problems in your fields? Join Farm Journal Field Agronomists Ken Ferrie and Missy Bauer to learn the Systems Approach to farming with its foundation set on a solid understanding of soil density.
The Farm Journal Corn College “Classic” session provides practical, hands-on training to help corn growers advance their production skills, increase yields and improve their profitability.
Thursday and Friday, July 21 to 22; two-day session for farmers. Click here to register 
This event is located at the Corn College campus, near Bloomington, Ill. 
General Sessions and Breakout Sessions include:
·         Dig to Identify Soil Density
·         Soil Density Demonstrations
·         In-Field Diagnostics
·         Make Variable Rate Work
·         The Importance of Water
·         Understand the Risks of Farm Transportation
·         ABCs of Sulfur and Micronutrients
·         Identify and Manage Micronutrients
·         Make Your Water Work for You
Click here to register (no site registration will be accepted)

 

Make Variable Rate Work on Your Farm

Jul 06, 2011

The Farm Journal Corn College “Classic” session provides practical, hands-on training to help corn growers advance their production skills, increase yields and improve their profitability. Corn College alumni ready to broaden their knowledge from previous years are encouraged to attend this session. Located at the Corn College campus, near Bloomington, Ill. 

General Sessions and Breakout Sessions include:
  • Make Variable Rate Work
  • The Importance of Water
  • Dig to Identify Soil Density
  • Soil Density Demonstrations
  • In-Field Diagnostics
  • Understand the Risks of Farm Transportation
  • ABCs of Sulfur and Micronutrients
  • Identify and Manage Micronutrients
  • Make Your Water Work for You

 

Thursday and Friday, July 21 to 22; two-day session for farmers

 

Consultants: 30 Spots Left for Special Session

Jul 04, 2011

Taking place near Bloomington, Ill., on July 18, a special Corn College session will be geared for consultants and retailers.  

Led by Farm Journal Field Agronomists Ken Ferrie and Missy Bauer this is the only Corn College session offering CCA CEU credits. This session will feature classroom and breakout sessions in the field.
 
Topics covered will include:
·         Using a Systems Approach with Your Clients
·         Manage Nitrogen to Prevent Loss
·         Truck Hitches: Understand the System
·         Make Variable Rate Work
·         How Tillage Effects Uniformity of Growth
·         In-Field Diagnostics with Soil Density
·         Nutrient Deficiencies
·         ABCs of Phosphorus
Here’s a breakdown of the 12 credits by topic: 
·         Nutrient Management: 2
·         Soil & Water Management: 4
·         Crop Management: 4.5
·         Professional Development: 1.5
 
 

Market Outlook at Corn College Fundamentals

Jul 02, 2011

Join us Aug. 3 to 4 for Corn College Fundamentals in southern Michigan.

Farm Journal Economist Bob Utterback has joined the program for the Aug. 3 to 4 Corn College Fundamental session. Utterback will present a breakout session, Market Outlook, to keep attendees up-to-date with today’s commodity markets.
Led by Farm Journal Associate Field Agronomist Missy Bauer, the event includes general instruction, breakout sessions in the field and an expo showcasing corn production tools. The event is located near Coldwater, Mich. at the facilities of Missy Bauer.
The Farm Journal Corn College Fundamentals session provides practical, hands-on training with a special focus on in-the-field breakouts. This session will provide attendees with the core knowledge of how to use the Systems Approach on their farm.
The other general sessions and breakout sessions will include:
·         Know a Good Stand When You See It
·         Dig to Identify Soil Density
·         In-Field Corn Diagnostics
·         A Yield Map to Success
·         Basics of Soil
·         Identify Disease Threats
·         Know Nitrogen Management in the Field
Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie will join the event via teleconference to present a general session, “Pay the Carbon Penalty.”

Click here to register (no on-site registration will be available).

Learn from Kip Cullers at Farm Journal’s Soybean College

Jul 01, 2011

Mastering soybean production is no easy feat. But, Farm Journal is here to help.

Building on the popularity of Corn College, Farm Journal is offering its first-ever Soybean College Aug. 1 to 2 in Coldwater, Mich. Farm Journal Associate Field Agronomist Missy Bauer will be leading the event, where farmers will have hands-on and in-the-field breakout sessions along with general sessions to teach you the Systems Approach to soybean production.
 
SoybeanCollegeWorld-record setting soybean farmer Kip Cullers will be leading one of the breakout sessions, where he’ll details the lessons he’s learned to take yields to the next level.
 
Here’s an overview of the breakout sessions:
  • Identify soil-borne pathogens
  • Soybean growth stages
  • Replant decisions
  • Setting sprayers for success
  • Row spacing and population
  • Calculating soybean defoliation
 
Pre-registeration required, and no walk-in registrations will be accepted.
 
 

 

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