By Brent Pringnitz, Field Extension Education Laboratory
Registration is now underway for the 2010 Crop Management Clinic to be held July 14-15 at the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) near Ames. The Crop Management Clinic is an intensive two-day training program that focuses on the latest developments in crop production and protection. Attendees can select from 20 different topics to develop a course agenda that fits their specific interests and needs. ISU Extension specialists will be discussing the impacts of common crop problems, how to avoid them and methods to improve productivity. The curriculum is divided into four primary areas: crop management, pest management, nutrient management and soil, water and tillage. A detailed listing of scheduled topics is available at the clinic Web page.
Sessions are taught by ISU Extension faculty from the departments of Agronomy, Entomology, Plant Pathology and Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Each session includes hands-on training in demonstration plots at FEEL in small-group settings that enhance instructor-student interaction.
The Crop Management Clinic is approved for up to 12 Certified Crop Adviser CEUs. Credits in each CEU category are dependent on sessions selected by the student.
Registration is required for this program and space is limited. Registration is $250 and includes lunches, breaks and course references. To register for this program, or for more details on the course, visit the FEEL website. For program questions please contact the Agribusiness Education Program at (515) 432-9548 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) is a 43-acre teaching and demonstration facility that has been training crop production professionals since 1987. FEEL is coordinated by the Iowa State University Corn and Soybean Initiative. For a full listing of educational programs available, visit www.aep.iastate.edu.
Brent Pringnitz is program coordinator at the Field Extension Education Laboratory. He can be reached at 515/294-9487 or by email at email@example.com.
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