Field School for Ag Professionals
2014 dates announced! Field School will be held on July 30-31 at the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Minnesota St. Paul campus.
What is Field School?
“Great, practical instruction.”
—Field School participant
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.
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
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
I really valued the Herbicide Mode of Action and Crop Injury Symptoms sessions—the info was the most relevant to me and what I do.
It was great—the hands on courses are the best.
Transgenic rootworm events and where they are going—industry is changing.
Soil properties and soil structure in relation to no till and trash management
IDC management—clear take home message—like wise for corn stand establishment.
Questions about future Field Schools can be directed to David Nicolai, IAP Program Coordinator, email@example.com or 612-625-2778.