NDSU Crop and Pest Report

INTRODUCTION


ISSUE 5  May 29, 2003

2003 AG PROFESSIONAL FIELD SCHOOL

The 2003 Ag Professional Field School will be held at the University of Minnesota’s Umore Park, located at Rosemount, Minnesota. The Field School will offer two sessions, each lasting two days. The dates of Session I are July 15-16 and Session II, July 17-18. The Field School is offered as a hands-on, in-field program emphasizing crop and pest management diagnostic skill building in field crops. This program is targeted towards agronomists, salespeople (seed, ag chemicals, fertilizer), crop consultants, Extension Educators, agriculture government agency personnel, farm managers, and summer scouts. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their troubleshooting and crop management skills in specially designed plots that display actual cropping situations. A key feature of the Field School is that students are placed in small groups with instructors to enhance the learning experience. Each Field School Session will offer 12.0 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEU) for Certified Crop Advisors in the following categories.

  • Crop Management 3.0 hr
  • Pest Management 6.0 hr
  • Soil & Water Mgmt 1.0 hr
  • Nutrient Management 2.0 hr
  • The registration fee for the Field School is $375 per individual. For groups of five or more people registering from one company or agribusiness, the fee is $350 per individual. Student space for each Field School Session is limited. The registration deadline for Session I and Session II is July 8, 2003. A brochure describing the Field School, registration information, map to Umore Park/- Rosemount location, program offerings is available (see contact person below to request a brochure). You can also read about the 2003 Ag Professional Field School by visiting the following web address:

    http://www.extension.umn.edu/fieldschool.

    No online credit card registration is available, but registration forms for individuals and groups can be downloaded from the web address. Questions about the Field School can be directed to Kevin Cavanaugh at 612-625-2778 or by Email: cavan008@tc.umn.edu

    Kevin Cavanaugh
    IPM & Ag Professional Program Coordinator
    Department of Agronomy
    Plant Genetics, University of Minnesota


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