Corn College on Tour

November 9, 2010 10:09 AM

Three years ago, Farm Journal launched Corn College in response to farmers’ requests for more access to our agronomic experts. We continue to answer those calls by introducing more events and locations, including Corn College for the South, Corn College Short Course and the first-ever Wheat College series of events.

Corn College for the South and Corn College Short Course will be co-located with the 2011 Ag Connect Expo. Organized by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the second Ag Connect Expo will take place on Jan. 8 to 10 (with a special preview day on Jan. 7) in Atlanta, Ga. Find more details at

Corn College for the South will provide tailored tips for Southern farmers who are looking to take their corn yields higher. The event will occur at the conclusion of Beltwide and before the opening of Ag Connect on Jan. 7, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Jan. 8, from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Basing the curriculum on the Systems Approach, Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie and Associate Field Agronomist Missy Bauer will lead lessons in corn growth and development, nitrogen cycle, soil ecosystem and soil density. The day-and-a-half event will conclude with a question-and-answer session.

Corn College Short Course will take place Saturday, Jan. 8, from noon to 3 p.m. This seminar will be presented by Ferrie and Bauer, and they’ll discuss how to weatherproof your crop. Attendees will be asked to identify the weak links in their production in 2010 and, using the agronomic principles of the Systems Approach, the Farm Journal agronomists will show them how to raise higher-yielding corn.

In February, Farm Journal will host two Wheat College full-day seminars: Feb. 1 in Wichita, Kan., and Feb. 3 in Fargo, N.D. The seminars will be led by Bauer and high-yield wheat expert Phil Needham. Attendees will learn about the growth and development of the crop, key scouting tips and nutrient management. The curriculum will also include bonus corn content. Each seminar will conclude with a question-and-answer session.

For additional information and to register for these and the other Corn College events listed below, visit

More Events to Make You More Bushels

  • Corn College for the South: Jan. 7 and 8 with Beltwide and Ag Connect Expo
  • Corn College Short Course: Jan. 8 at Ag Connect Expo
  • Corn College Tune-ups: Feb. 16 and 18 at the National Farm Machinery Show
  • Regional Planter Clinics:

Jan. 18: Tunica, Miss.
March 1: Columbus, Ohio
March 8: Lincoln, Neb.
March 9: Morton, Minn.
March 11: Davenport, Iowa

  • Corn College “Classic”: near Bloomington, Ill.

July 18: one day for consultants and retailers
July 19 and 20: two-day session for farmers
July 21 and 22: two-day session for farmers

  • Soybean College: Aug. 1 and 2 near Coldwater, Mich.
  • Corn College “Fundamentals for High Yields”: Aug. 3 and 4 near Coldwater, Mich.

For details and to register, go to or call (402) 330-0289

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