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Field School for Ag Professionals

What is Field School?

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

“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.

Past participant comments

The herbicide mode of action session 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

The insect session was well organized and did not feel stagnant. The balance between slides/info and interactive insect identification was very good. St. Paul, 2016

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

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


Questions about future Field Schools can be directed to David Nicolai, IAP Program Coordinator, or 612-625-2778.

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