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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.

“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

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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