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2017 January Research Updates for Ag Professionals

Face the 2017 crop year armed with the latest University of Minnesota research

Each year brings new crop production challenges. As an agricultural professional, keeping up with these new issues is a top priority. At the 2017 University of Minnesota Research Update for Ag Professionals, you will find research-based strategies to deal with today's changing pests, diseases, varieties, and nutrient and environmental recommendations. Presentations and discussions at the update will allow you to visit with experienced university researchers and offer you the opportunity to visit with colleagues to discuss topics of interest to you in your region. You will leave with research-based knowledge and field-tested solutions that will help you in the field for the year 2017.

CEU credits for Certified Crop Advisers

Continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisors are given for the Research Updates. CEU credits which have been applied for at each location are: 1 in Nutrient Management and 3 in Pest Management with the exception of the Crookston location which will offer 1 in Nutrient Management, 3 in Pest Management and 1 in Crop Management.

Who should attend?

Agronomists, ag salespeople (seeds, chemicals, fertilizers), crop consultants, crop production specialists, Extension educators, agriculture government agency personnel, farm managers, and anyone else who would benefit from some professional training.

2017 dates

Click on the "register online" button located below each of the individual location agendas in order to begin your registration process.

Find the most convenient location. Use the register button for online credit card registration, or pay at the door.


Tuesday, January 3, 12:30–4:40

Southern Research and Outreach Center
35838 120th Street (map)
PH: 507-835-3620


View the session abstracts (77 K PDF).


Wednesday, January 4, 12:30–4:40

Events of Kasson
401 8th Street SE (map)
PH: 507 634-7400


View the session abstracts (77 K PDF).


Thursday, January 5, 12:30–4:40

Southwest Research and Outreach Center
23669 130th Street (map)
PH: 507-752-7372


View the session abstracts (77 K PDF).


Tuesday, January 24, 12:30–4:40 RESCHEDULED

Due to weather, the Willmar Research Update originally scheduled for January 10 will be held on January 24.

Willmar Conference Center
240 23rd St. SE (map)
PH: 320-235-6060


View the session abstracts (77 K PDF).


Wednesday, January 11, 12:30–4:40

West Central Research and Outreach Center
46352 State Highway 329 (map)
PH: 320-589-1711


View the session abstracts (77 K PDF).


Thursday, January 12, 12:30–4:40

Northwest Research and Outreach Center
2900 University Avenue (map)
PH: 218-281-8602


View the session abstracts (75 K PDF).

Mail-in registration

If you prefer to mail your registration in, please download the 2017 Research Update registration form (425 K PDF) and mail the completed document along with the registration fee of $50 to reserve your space. Contact Larisa with registration questions at 651-480-7732 or

Make checks payable to University of Minnesota.

Send registration form and payment to:
University of Minnesota Extension Registration
130 Learning and Environmental Sciences (LES)
1954 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108


Questions regarding the program content, or disability accommodations, can be directed to Dave Nicolai, Program Coordinator, (612) 625-2778 or

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