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Ag Professional Research Update at Crookston has been re-scheduled for Thursday, February 13th

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The University of Minnesota's Institute for Ag Professionals made the decision to postpone the Research Update workshop in Crookston due to blizzard conditions on January 16, 2014. The team has selected an alternate date of Thursday, February 13, 2014 to hold this workshop. The workshop will still take place at the Northwest Research and Outreach Center at 2900 University Avenue in Crookston from 12:30 pm to 4:40 pm. Please see below for additional information and online registration.



Registration for the 2014 University of Minnesota Research Update for Ag Professionals is available on-line. The Crookston Research Update will be held  on Thursday, February 13th. Registration will be available at the door at Noon; start time is at 12:30 pm. The program continues until 4:40 pm.


At the 2014 University of Minnesota Research Update for Ag Professionals, you will find research-based strategies to deal with today's pest, disease, variety, and nutrient recommendations. Presentations and discussions at the update will allow you to visit with experienced university researchers and offer you the opportunity to visit with colleagues to discuss topics of interest to you in your region. You will leave with research-based knowledge and field-tested solutions that will help you in the field for the year 2014. The agenda and descriptions of the research update presentations can be viewed at the Institute for Ag Professionals web site.


Agenda:

  • Nutrient management for soybean: issues for northwest Minnesota - Dr. Dan Kaiser
  • Small grain weed control update - Dr. Beverly Durgan
  • The view from up here--UAVs in entomology - Dr. Ian MacRae
  • Small grains disease research update - Dr. Madeleine Smith
  • Small grains update - Dr. Jochum Wiersma

FAQ:

  • If you were already registered for the January 16th workshop, no further action is required as your registration will stay in place and we will see you on February 13! If you have questions about registration please contact Dave Nicolai at nico0071@umn.edu or 612-625-2778.

Face the 2014 crop year armed with the latest University of Minnesota research

Each year brings new crop production challenges. As an agricultural professional, keeping up with these new issues is a top priority. At the 2014 University of Minnesota Research Update for Ag Professionals, you will find research-based strategies to deal with today's changing pests, diseases, varieties, and nutrient and environmental recommendations. Presentations and discussions at the update will allow you to visit with experienced university researchers and offer you the opportunity to visit with colleagues to discuss topics of interest to you in your region. You will leave with research-based knowledge and field-tested solutions that will help you in the field for the year 2014.

CEU credits for Certified Crop Advisers

Continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisers are given for the Research Updates. CEU credits at the Crookston location,  which will offer 1 in Nutrient Management, 3 in Pest Management and 1 in Crop Management.

Download the new CCA app to record your CEUs easily at the Research Update sessions and other future meetings

CCAs--Do you have a smart phone? If so, the American Society of Agronomy has a new app which quickly and easily gets the CEUs from the research update sessions onto your CEU report. When you are at any meeting that has pre-approved CCA CEUs, you'll see a QR code on the sign-in sheet. Just launch the app, click on scan course code and scan the QR code with your mobile device. Review the instructions (87 K PDF) for downloading and using the app.

We will still have available a paper sign-up form as back-up.

Who should attend?

Agronomists, Ag Salespeople (seeds, chemicals, fertilizers), Crop Consultants, Crop Production Specialists, Extension Educators, Agriculture Government Agency Personnel, Farm Managers, and anyone else who would benefit from some professional training.


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