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Crop Pest Management Short Course and MCPR Trade Show

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“I can’t say how much I like the format of this short course. I can get the training I want as well as the training I need to maintain my CCA.”
—Past participant

The Crop Pest Management Short Course is a three-day program held each December in conjunction with the Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Association Trade Show at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis. The goal of the University of Minnesota Extension Crop Pest Management (CPM) Short Course and the Minnesota Crop Production Retailers (MCPR) Trade Show is to educate and inform the key crop production decision-makers with quality research-based educational programs. The Short Course concurrent sessions include a wealth of pest, crop, and fertilizer management topics.

This program is targeted toward agronomists, sales people (seeds, crop protection products, and fertilizers), crop consultants, crop production specialists, regional and local extension educators, government agency personnel, farm managers, and anyone else who appreciates high-quality research-based professional training. The joint MCPR and U of M Extension program is now in its eighth year and offers agricultural professionals multiple educational opportunities and ample time for interaction with others.

Certified crop advisors will be able to collect a total of 15 CCA continuing education credits over the course of the three-day program.

Questions? Contact David Nicolai, nico0071@umn.edu or 612-625-2278.

Past participant comments

"I can't say how much I like the format of this short course. I can get the training I want as well as the training I need to maintain my CCA."

"Good topics and very current. Excellent."

"For a program that on the surface looked suspect, this one has to rank as one of the best ever and I have been coming since the early '90s."

"The short abstracts appearing in the program were very helpful in deciding which seminars would be best for me."

"The topics in the concurrent sessions are very relevant to the problems we are facing today. The speakers do a good job and I enjoy attending the show."

"Very good program. It is good to see the progress of ongoing experiments. The topics pertain to issues agriculture is facing today."

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