Field School for Ag Professionals
What is Field School?
A hands-on, in-field program emphasizing crop and pest management diagnostic skill building in field crops.
- A two-day program completely taught in the field. Attend one or both days.
- Hands-on activities examining current insects, diseases, and crop management.
- Offered in July.
- The location rotates around to Research and Outreach Centers throughout the state in order to highlight different regional issues and reach regional audiences.
- Twelve Certified Crop Advisor CEUs offered over two days.
“Great, practical instruction.”
—Field School participant
This program is targeted toward agronomists, crop production retailers, seed sellers, consultants, Extension Educators, agriculture government agency personnel, farm managers 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.
Small learning groups are a key feature of the Field School. Each subject is lead by experienced instructors offering personalized instruction and small group activities.
Past participant comments
Both the Herbicide MoA and corn, soybean, and wheat growth staging sessions were great and very hands–on and explained things in an effective way. St. Paul, 2014
All were very good, really like the diagnostic classes. St. Paul, 2014
I really enjoyed the weed seedling identification course. St. Paul, 2013
Pre–emergence strategies. It was taught well and was very informative. St. Paul, 2013
Crop diagnostics – was a real world situation, I liked it. St. Paul, 2013
Most relevant to my career and most interactive. St. Paul, 2012
Corn future, past and present–I learned a lot/loved the hands–on. St. Paul, 2011
Questions about future Field Schools can be directed to David Nicolai, IAP Program Coordinator, email@example.com or 612-625-2778.