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 late July
- The field school location is at the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station on the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus.
- 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-625-2778.