Can You Pass This Test?

Can You Pass This Test?

You may have a diploma (several, even), but you’ll never stop learning, especially when you’re a farmer. It’s a profession that demands you be an entrepreneur, accountant, mechanic and IT professional – and that’s before you even go about growing your crops or livestock.

Farming is a test. The good news is, you get to push the reset button each season. But each season, the question gets asked anew: Can you pass this test?

Starting next week, farmers have a chance to cram during “summer school,” otherwise known as Farm Journal College. Attendees won’t get a diploma, but they will get all-new hands-on learning opportunities with professional agronomists through a blend of classroom sessions and in-the-field breakouts.

Here is more information about these fast-approaching events. For more information, or to register, call (877) 482-7203 or visit


July 13 – Zone Management College (Heyworth, Ill.)

Take zone management from a concept to an investment that saves money and boosts yields. Learn how to collect quality data, know your software and hardware requirements, properly interpret nitrate results and match hybrid characteristics with field limitations.


July 14 – Corn College Advanced 1-Day Session (Heyworth, Ill.)

July 15-16 – Corn College Advanced 2-Day Session (Heyworth, Ill.)

Learn the Systems Approach. The advanced curriculum looks at the latest nutrient-loss reduction strategies. Learn nitrogen timing and placement, and get hands-on help with evaluating different nitrogen and phosphorous application sources, timings and rates. Discover how cover crops play a role in reducing nutrient loss.


August 4 – Soybean College (Coldwater, Mich.)

The cornerstone of this event is understanding the yield components of soybeans. Learn how to protect soybean yields season long, best practices for scouting, proper population management, and identify and manage resistant weeds.


August 5-6 – Corn College Fundamentals (Coldwater, Mich.)

Ratchet up corn yields with a fundamental understanding of corn production and management. Based on the Systems Approach, get tips on scouting, manage population by hybrid for your soils, get a firsthand look at assessing root growth and soil density, and much more.

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