Join us for the fall field day at the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm on September 5, 2019

August 28, 2019 9:27 AM
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Mark your calendar for the September 5th Fall Field Day at the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm near Crawfordsville! The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a complimentary meal and registration. The tour starts at 6 p.m. and will feature the following topics:

  • Season Review by Cody Schneider and Myron Rees, Southeast Research Farm Superintendents
  • Water Quality: Edge-of-Field Practices by Matt Helmers, ISU professor and extension agricultural engineer
  • Market Facilitation Program and Crop Market Outlook by Ryan Drollette and Charles Brown, ISU Extension and Outreach farm management specialists
  • Current Crop Conditions and Harvest Challenges by ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists Virgil Schmitt, Josh Michel, and Rebecca Vittetoe, and extension ag engineer Kristina Tebockhorst

Attendees can discuss concerns and ask questions with each of the speakers. Certified Crop Adviser continuing education credits will be available (0.5 S.W.M., and 1.0 C.M.).

This field day is free and open to the public with no pre-registration required. The meal is sponsored by the research farm association; Louisa, Washington, Henry, Jefferson and Des Moines County Farm Bureaus; and Hills Bank and Trust Co. 

To reach the farm, follow U.S. Highway 218 one and three quarters miles south of Crawfordsville, then two miles east on county road G-62, then three-quarters of a mile north.  Signs will be posted.


Virgil Schmitt Field Agronomist in SE Iowa

Virgil Schmitt has been in his current position since 1992, although counties he's covered have changed over time.

He's worked as an extension 4-H and youth leader in Butler and Grundy Counties and as an extension agriculturist in Linn County, Iowa. He taught high school agricultural ed...

Rebecca Vittetoe Field Agronomist in EC Iowa

Rebecca Vittetoe is an extension field agronomist in east central Iowa. Educational programs are available for farmers, agribusiness, pesticide applicators, and certified crop advisors.

Areas of expertise include agronomy, field crop production and management of corn, soybeans, and...