MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas Corn is partnering with K-State Research and Extension to offer winter learning sessions for Kansas corn farmers. Kansas Corn Management Schools will be held in January at Salina, Oakley and Lawrence, and Pre-Plant Schools will be held in February at Parsons, Hesston and Garden City. The one-day schools, to be held in western, central and eastern Kansas, will feature information targeted to each area. Participants will have the opportunity to hear the latest research and production information, hear updates on corn issues and enjoy lunch and networking. These sessions are free for farmers to attend and staff is working to ensure CCA credits are available.
“The schools will cover a number of issues facing corn producers in each region including: weed control, crop production practices, markets, nutrient management and soil fertility, insects, irrigation and disease management. These events have a long-standing tradition and reputation in offering a solid set of topics of great relevancy to our corn growers across the state of Kansas,” said Dr. Ignacio Ciampitti, Associate Professor and Corn Specialist in the Department of Agronomy, Kansas State University.
Kansas Corn Director of Industry Relations Stacy Mayo-Martinez said participants will hear from a variety of speakers including other farmers.
“At the January Corn Schools, we will feature farmers from each area who will talk about how they are incorporating various technologies and practices. At the Hesston, Garden City and Oakley schools, local farmers and specialists will talk about lessons and opportunities with irrigation tools and other technologies.”
The school and lunch are offered at no cost, but participants are asked to pre-register before Jan. 3 for the January schools and before Feb. 4 for the pre-plant schools. Farmers can register online at kscorn.com/cornschool, by phone by calling Kansas Corn at 785-410-5009, or at their local extension offices.
More information and agendas for each school are available online, kscorn.com/cornschool
— Kansas Corn Growers Association
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