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July 2010 Archive for Corn College

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Corn College TV Launched!

Jul 28, 2010

This past week, while 800 farmers graduated from Corn College, the Corn College team also started filming Corn College TV. The program launches Sept. 1 on the RFD-TV network.

 

This new, national 30-minute weekly program focusing on agronomics and the skills farmers must develop to grow stronger, healthier and better-yielding crops.

 

Corn College TV will feature Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie and Associate Field Agronomist Missy Bauer. This show will give farmers more access to Ken and Missy and their agronomics insights.

 

The program will deliver practical, hands-on advice and information covering key elements of crop production: fertility, soils, machinery, diseases, insects, chemistry and herbicides.

 

To be broadcast weekly on RFD-TV, Corn College TV will air at 7:30 a.m. CST each Wednesday, immediately following “AgDay,” and at 10 a.m. CST each Saturday, following “U.S. Farm Report.”

 

For more information on “Corn College TV,” please visit www.FarmJournaCornCollege.com.

800 Graduate as the Class of 2010

Jul 27, 2010
Farm Journal has completed four sold-out sessions this week at its popular Corn College event held near Bloomington, Ill. The curriculum for the hands-on training covered all aspects of corn production, paying special attention to meeting the challenges of this year’s production season.
 
To learn more visit www.farmjournalcorncollege.com.
 
“We had graduates from more than 29 states and 2 provinces in four different sessions during the 2010 event,” says Charlene Finck, Farm Journal Media Senior Vice President, who founded the event in 2008. “It was a great week that integrated classroom and in-field training, so producers went home armed with cutting-edge information to use in their own fields.
 
Hosted by Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie and Associate Field Agronomist Missy Bauer at the Farm Journal Test Plots in central Illinois, the event provides hands-on training with coaching in the field.
 
Presentations and hands-on learning sessions included the topics of:
  • In-field corn diagnostics – Corn growers participated in hands-on assessments of various corn planting depths and planter down pressure and their respective impacts on root growth and development.
  • Variable-rate corn population and nitrogen – Presenters addressed the interaction between nitrogen and corn growth, development and yield as well as fundamental planting practices that are necessary before implementing variable-rate planting.
  • Water quality in the tank – Growers learned that water pH plays a significant role in how well herbicides and other products perform in the field, and that simple tools exist to help them quickly determine their water quality.
  • Lime value relative to grade and expense – Growers learned about lime quality and application methods and how to evaluate various grades of lime against both cost and ease-of-use.
This year, the first-ever retailer/consultant session was held on Monday, July 19, to provide tailored training for the specialized audience.
 
Attendees on Wednesday morning were a live audience for a taping of “U.S. Farm Report’s Marketing Roundtable discussion.
 
“The one-of-a-kind nature of Corn College is captivating for both farmers and sponsors,” says Steve Custer, Farm Journal Media Executive Vice President. “Farmers actually go out in the fields to learn how to grow a better corn crop, and sponsors network with a highly targeted, engaged audience.”
 
The event sponsors include Ag Leader, AgriGold, Agrotain, AutoFarm, Chevrolet, DeKalb, EMD Bio Crop Science, Great Plains, MANA, NCGA, Precision Planting, SFP, Stoller USA, Syngenta’s Avicta and Top Third Ag Marketing.
 
To learn more about the Farm Journal Corn College, visit www.farmjournalcorncollege.com.

Consultant / Retailer Session Scenes

Jul 19, 2010

The consultant and retailer session of Corn College kicked off today near Bloomington, Ill. Here are a few snapshots of the day.


Attendees head to the field for some in-field education sessions.


Attendees take a asses a corn plant's crown root during a hands-on field exercise.


Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie answers lime quality, correction factor and speadability questions.


Stay tuned to complete coverage from Corn College at www.FarmJournalCornCollege.com.





Farmers: 5 Spots Have Opened!!!

Jul 12, 2010

Due to the crop conditions, we’ve had 5 spots open up in the one-day Corn College on Thursday, July 22. Since those guys have to stay home to sidedress and spray fungicide, this is your chance to sneak into the event.

 

Thursday, July 22 CLICK FOR MORE

Only Farmer session still available!

Regular Rate-- $249

Multiple Attendee Rate (until conference is sold out) -- $199

 

Registration for this event isn’t available online. Call: 402-330-0289. These remaining spots will be filled on a first call, first served basis.  

For consultants and retailers, there is a special Corn College session on Monday, July 19. This event is filling up fast with less than 10 spots left.

 

Monday, July 19 CLICK FOR MORE

For Consultants and Retailers (ONLY Corn College event to offer CCA credits. It’s estimated 13 credits will be provided for the one-day session)

Regular Rate -- $489
Multiple Attendee Rate (until conference is sold out) -- $449

 

The Farm Journal Corn College Summer Semester provides practical, hands-on training to help corn growers advance their production skills, increase yields and improve their profitability. Led by Farm Journal Field Agronomists Ken Ferrie and Missy Bauer, the event includes general instruction, breakout sessions in the field and an expo showcasing corn production tools.

 

For all information regarding Farm Journal Corn College visit: www.FarmJournalCornCollege.com

Farmer Sessions Sold Out/10 Spots Left for Consultants

Jul 08, 2010

For consultants and retailers, there is a special Corn College session on Monday, July 19. This event is filling up fast with less than 10 spots left.

 

Monday, July 19 CLICK FOR MORE

For Consultants and Retailers (ONLY Corn College event to offer CCA credits. It’s estimated 13 credits will be provided for the one-day session)

Regular Rate -- $489
Multiple Attendee Rate (until conference is sold out) -- $449

 

For all information regarding Farm Journal Corn College visit: www.FarmJournalCornCollege.com

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