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Field School for Ag Professionals

University of Minnesota
Plant Growth Facilities and Greenhouse Classroom
1522 Gortner Ave. St. Paul Campus

July 25 and 26, 2018 - St. Paul, MN



"Great, practical instruction."
– Field school participant

A hands-on, in-field program emphasizing crop and pest management diagnostic skill building in field crops.

The first day's program, held on July 25 starting at 9:00 a.m., will consist of herbicide mode of action and crop injury symptoms, corn and soybean growth and agronomics, identification of insects and the injury they cause in field crops, and nitrogen recommendations for Minnesota agriculture.

The second day's program, held on July 26 starting at 8:00 a.m., will consist of multiple concurrent one–hour sessions, allowing participants to obtain one Certified Crop Advisor CEU per session. Students can self–select from a menu of session topics ranging across all four major agronomy disciplines which are designed to be timely, cutting–edge topics for today's Ag Professionals.

This program is targeted toward agronomists, crop production retailers, seed dealers, consultants, crop protection industry representatives, Extension educators, government agency personnel, and summer field scouts. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their troubleshooting and crop management skills in specially designed plots that display actual cropping situations.


Driving directions to St. Paul Campus

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Past participant comments

Corn agronomics was excellent. St. Paul, 2016

Herbicide mode of action course was very helpful. It was nice to see the specimens up close to get a better feel for how they all work. St. Paul, 2016

Loved the insect session and where we can see first-hand what's going on in MN and this time. St. Paul, 2016

I learned a lot at the session on corn nutrient needs. St. Paul, 2016

As a young person in this industry, interacting with the other participants was priceless! St. Paul, 2015

Love all the hands-on sessions! St. Paul, 2015

Disability accommodations

For Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations, please call 612-626-1333.


David Nicolai, Institute for Ag Professionals program coordinator, or 612-625-2778 or Larisa Jenrich, Institute for Ag Professionals program assistant, or 651-480-7732.

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