ISSUE 4    May 25, 2006

2006 AG PROFESSIONAL FIELD SCHOOL

July 18-19 - UMore Park, Rosemount, MN

This year marks the 20th year of the Ag Professional Field School offered by the University of Minnesota Extension Service. UMore Park, located at Rosemount, Minnesota, will be the host site for the two-day Field School on July 18-19. Enrollment will be limited to 120 people.

The Field School offers a hands-on, in-field learning environment emphasizing crop and pest management diagnostic skill building in field crops. This program is targeted towards agronomists, technical and sales staff, crop consultants, Extension Educators, agriculture government agency personnel, farm managers, and summer crop 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 the small group settings where students are guided by experienced instructors in diagnosing crop problems.

The Field School will offer 12 CEUs for Certified Crop Advisers. The specific CEU categories offered will be: PM-7, CM-2, NM-2, and SW-1. The Crop Diagnostic section will address foliar diseases on important row crops grown in Minnesota. Additionally, if soybean rust appears to be an imminent threat to Minnesota this summer, pertinent information will be discussed at the Field School.

Registration details and other information about the Field School can be found on the Institute for Ag Professionals website: http://iap.umn.edu. The registration fee is $325 per individual. A group registration fee is available for $300/individual for five or more people employed by a single company or agribusiness. Online registration is available at the IAP website and will require a credit card for payment. Individual and Group Registration forms can be downloaded from the IAP website. Registration deadline for the Field School is July 11, 2006.

Questions about the 2006 Field School can be directed to Kevin Cavanaugh at (612) 625-2778; Email: cavan008@tc.umn.edu.

Dr. Jochum Wiersma, IAP Director
Kevin Cavanaugh, IAP Program Coordinator
Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics
University of Minnesota


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