Reach New Yield and Revenue Heights

April 26, 2014 07:19 AM
Reach New Yield and Revenue Heights

Head to the field this summer with Farm Journal Field Agronomists Ken Ferrie and Missy Bauer. Take part in this year’s seven game-changing events, each designed to help you take your operation to the next level. The curriculum uses the Systems Approach to teach new strategies to maximize yields and revenue. 

Even though each training requires tuition, sponsor support provides an enriched experience and a bargain for attendees. At press time, those sponsors include: BASF, Chevrolet, Dow, FMC, Great Plains Mfg., PlantTuff, Precision Planting, SFP and WolfTrax.
Register today to take part in our innovative summer colleges. Discounts are available for early bird and multiple registrations. Hope to see you there!

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"The content changes every year, which means I learn something different every year. Ken [Ferrie] does a good job of repeating the details that need to be repeated and then going above and beyond. The content covers everything from new technologies to the importance of micronutrients in corn. Since I’ve been attending Corn College, I’ve implemented vertical tillage and do a better job of calibrating my combine and scouting. Now, we’re looking into variable-rate nitrogen and split-applying nitrogen." —Paul Ralston, Alger, Ohio


New Events!

DroneFly In

Tillage College and Drone Conference

Join us for the all-new Tillage College and Drone Fly-In events. These one-day trainings feature live demonstrations and sessions highlighting the best tillage practices—including no-till and cover crops—and practical drone technology.

Upcoming Events

Drone Fly-In

July 17
Heyworth, Ill.

Enter the Drone Zone

Discover the agronomic potential of drones. Join highly trained industry leaders and high-tech farmers to  explore the ins and outs of drones and the many ways this technology can shape the future of farming. Learn what you need to know to get started flying—and capturing the utility of drones as a business tool. In-field breakouts will provide the chance to fly a drone yourself. If you own a drone(s), bring it/them along and come meet other "geeky" farmers such as yourself. 

Corn College

One-Day Session
July 21

Two-Day Session
July 22-23
Heyworth, Ill.

Build Your Agronomic ‘A’ Game

Discover the techniques to build a foundation for higher, more profitable corn yields. The advanced curriculum will dive deep into zone management and cover a wide range of topics, including high-tech scouting, use of GIS information, drones as an agronomic tool, cover crops, in-field diagnostics, soil health and the ever-popular soil density pits.

Tillage College

July 24
Heyworth, Ill.

Your Roadmap to Tailored Tillage

Your soil is the lifeblood of your farm. Learn how to keep it in good health as Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie walks through soil  health, soil density management, water management, cover crops and other important topics that underpin your ability to tailor tillage to your fields—even if that means no-till. Breakout sessions include live tillage demonstrations and in-field evaluation of water management to learn the best practices as well as take-home lessons for your fields. 

Corn College for Retailers

July 28
Coldwater, Mich.

Your Pathway to Customer Satisfaction

For those who work with farmers to take yields to the next level, this Corn College features sessions tailored for consultants and retailers.  Attendees will learn the latest innovative agronomic practices to help build strong customer experiences. Topics include: using the Systems Approach to crop production, zone management, in-field corn diagnostics, managing soybean growth and development and the keys to evaluating nitrogen programs.

Soybean College

July 29
Coldwater, Mich.

Take the Fast Track to Higher Yields

Soybean College provides the first-hand fundamentals of soybean plant components to boost yields. Join Farm Journal Associate Field Agronomist Missy Bauer and the team for a one-day, in-depth classroom experience and hands-on, in-the-field breakouts to prepare you for the race to higher yields. Sessions provide take-home lessons in identifying reproductive stages, managing soybean growth, disease management, the timing of stress and more.

Corn College

July 30-31
Coldwater, Mich.

Use the Tools in Your Agronomic Toolbox

Rooted in the Systems Approach, this two-day Corn College delivers a foundation-building understanding of the agronomic fundamentals needed to maximize yields and profitability. A blend of general and breakout sessions focus on developing zone management, the importance of ground-truthing, in-field corn diagnostics, the impacts of starter fertilizer, nitrogen management and the ever-popular in-field soil density pits.

For agendas and to register, call (877) 482-7203 or go to Early bird registration ends June 9.


Note to Certified Crop Advisers: Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits will be provided for each of these summer trainings. Check the registration site for the total credits available at each event.

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