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Field School for Ag Professionals

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.

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.
Waseca, 2011

It was great—the hands on courses are the best.
Lamberton, 2010

Transgenic rootworm events and where they are going—industry is changing.
Lamberton, 2010

Soil properties and soil structure in relation to no till and trash management
Lamberton, 2010

IDC management—clear take home message—like wise for corn stand establishment.
Lamberton, 2010

Contact

Questions about future Field Schools can be directed to David Nicolai, IAP Program Coordinator, nico0071@umn.edu or 612-625-2778.

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