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Farm Journal Corn College

00:00AM Sep 02, 2008

More than 400 farmers, from 23 states and Canada, graduated from Farm Journal's first-ever Corn College last week. Held in two session, Aug. 5 - 6 and Aug. 7 - 8, at Farm Journal's Test Plots in Bloomington, Ill., farmers gained valuable insight on corn production.

Some of this topics included:
  • The Basics of Soil
  • Managing Pests in Changing Environments
  • Marketing Outlook
  • Soil and Water Management
  • Nitrogen Timing and Placement
  • Understanding Our Soil's Ecosystem
Listen to the following audio reports from Farm Journal Machinery Editor Margy Fischer, as she interviewed Corn College attendees. You can also watch photo slideshows documenting the event and read updates from the Corn College Blog. Be watching for more Corn College coverage in the pages of Farm Journal and on AgWeb.

Corn College Audio Reports
Pennsylvania farmer, pictured with father, Homer
Todd Rankin
Tennessee farmer's cooperative
saleseman and agronomist
Tom Peters
Illinois farmer
Cortney Markham
New York farmer

Brian Watkins
Ohio farmer
Pat Marron
Illinois farmer
Washington farmer
Dave Annis
Illinois equipment salesman
Amie Bandy
Iowa crop consultant
Mark Arends
Michigan farmer
Gannon Von Gilder
North Dakota seed salesman
Steve Berger, Iowa farmer
Clare Kinlin, Field Agronomist for Syngenta Seeds
Colby Decker, Illinois farmer
Joe Schubert, Ohio seed salesman
Robert Boyle, Arizona farmer