Farmers wanting to learn more about crop management strategies to maximize return on investment, can attend one of several workshops University of Minnesota Extension is hosting throughout the area this winter.
Key cost factors in crop budgets is the main focus of the events. Experts will discuss the likelihood investments in fungicide, fertilizer, seed traits and other practices pay off. They’ll touch on soybean aphid management strategies, tips to evaluate marketing claims, and best management practices to make sure your grain is marketable.
Sessions are set for:
Feb. 5: Wheaton, American Legion
Feb. 6: Paynesville, American Legion
Feb. 14: Fairmont, Knights of Columbus
Feb. 20: Austin, Riverland Community College, Austin West Building, Room 237/240
Feb. 21: Slayton, 4-H Bounding, Murray County Fairgrounds
Feb. 26: Owatonna, Community Center, Steele County Fairgrounds
Feb. 26: McIntosh, McIntosh Community Center
Feb. 27: North Mankato, South Central College, Heritage Hall
March 7: Montevideo, American Legion
March 12: Hutchinson, Hutchinson Event Center
Register at least a week before the event at z.umn.edu/strategic-farming.
All programs will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (except for the Owatonna program which will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.), and include lunch. Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification will run concurrently at the Fairmont, and McIntosh locations where attendance until 2:30 pm is required to receive recertification. Bonus crop production topics will be presented at the Owatonna location from 12:30-2 p.m. The Small Grains Program will follow from 12:30-4 p.m. at the Slayton location.