Become an Ag Master

November 22, 2009 06:00 PM

Pam Smith, Farm Journal Seeds & Production Editor
Who knew harvest was going to turn into a semester long event? We know the combine seat is still warm for many of you and that's reason enough for a well deserved getaway. Why not use the break between seasons to get revved up with some top notch educational experiences?
This winter the University of Illinois departs from a 60-year old tradition and has revamped their annual crop protection conference into a two-day AgMasters Conference (Dec. 1-2). You'll hear speakers talk about getting corn to 300 bushel and how to really manage glyphosate resistance (instead of just talking gloom and doom). Attend one or two days—the second day of the meeting with feature eight advanced sessions where you'll get down on dirty on topics like nitrogen use in corn and soybean cyst nematode management. See the whole program and register.
The Iowa State University Integrated Crop Management Conference will be held Dec. 2 – 3 on the Iowa State University (ISU) campus. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 2 in the Scheman Building and the program concludes at 4:00 p.m. on Dec 3. Conference attendees can choose from 34 different workshops that offer the latest information on crop production and protection technology in Iowa and surrounding states. Workshops are offered by ISU faculty and staff and invited speakers from around the Midwest. The conference is hosted by ISU Extension, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the departments of Agronomy, Entomology, Plant Pathology and Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Register online for this event and find more information.
The AgriBusiness Association of Kentucky (ABAK), the Agribusiness Council of Indiana (ACI), and the Kentucky CCA Program invite you to attend the 26th Annual Kentuckiana Crop Production Seminar scheduled for Dec. 1-2, 2009 at the Evansville Airport Marriott in Evansville, Indiana. Learn more about arrested ear development in corn and new opportunities for precision placement of nutrients. Learn more about this meeting.
These are just a few of the upcoming events. Check with your state university extension office to find similar opportunities.

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