2020 K-State Corn Schools
The Department of Agronomy and K-State Research and Extension, in partnership with Kansas Corn, are planning to host six Corn Management Schools in 2020. These schools are designed to provide in-depth training for corn producers across Kansas. While each school’s agenda is tailored for the location, the corn schools will connect with an overall theme of “maximizing advancements in your operation”. Participants will have the opportunity to hear the latest research and production information, get updates on corn issues and network over lunch. The corn schools are free for farmers to attend.
The schools will cover a number of issues facing corn producers in each region including Farm Bill options, weed control, insect resistance, fertility management, disease management, and late-planting seasons.
Corn Management Schools
The dates and locations are:
- January 6 - Montezuma (optional Corn-Fed Beef Seminar to follow)
7505 U.S. Hwy 56
Montezuma, KS 67867
- January 8 – Parsons
Southeast Area Extension Office
25092 Ness Rd.
Parsons, KS 67357
- January 10 – Wichita
Sedgwick Co. Extension Office
7001 W 21st St.
Wichita, KS 67205
- February 3 – Oakley
Buffalo Bill Cultural Center
Oakley, KS 67748
- February 5 – Salina
Hilton Garden Inn
3320 S 9th St,
Salina, KS 67401
- February 7 – Olathe
John Deere Ag Marketing Center
10789 S Ridgeview Rd
Olathe, KS 66061
Each school will run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm with lunch provided. On-site registration for each school will begin at 8:30 a.m.
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 February schools. Farmers can register online at kscorn.com/cornschool, by phone by calling Kansas Corn at 785-410-5009.
CCA and CEU credits have been applied for. Additional sponsors include Pioneer and John Deere.
K-State Soybean Schools
A series of six K-State Soybean Production Schools will be offered in January to provide in-depth training targeted for soybean producers and key-stakeholders. The schools are sponsored by the Kansas Soybean Commission.
The schools will cover a number of issues facing soybean growers including: weed control, crop production practices, nutrient management and soil fertility, insects, disease management, and market outlook.
The dates are set and specific locations have been chosen with Schools located across the state.
January 13 – Monday
- Smith Center, KS - 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall
403 W. Highway 36
Contact: Sandra Wick, firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP by January 8
- Salina, KS - 3:30 to 7:30 pm
Webster Conference Center
2601 North Ohio Street
Contact: Jay Wisbey, email@example.com
RSVP by January 8
January 14 – Tuesday
- Mulvane, KS - 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
January 21 - Tuesday
- Emporia, KS - 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Lyon County Fairgrounds
2650 W US Hwy 50
Contact: Brian Rees, firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP by January 16
January 22 – Wednesday
- Atchison, KS - 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Cedar Ridge Restaurant (4 miles NW of Atchison)
17028 318th Rd.
Contact: Ray Ladd, email@example.com
RSVP by January 17
- Marysville, KS - 3:30 to 7:30 pm
Marysville Helvering/Senior Center
111 S 8th St (Please use the west door)
Contact: Anastasia Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP by January 17
On-site registration will begin 30 minutes prior to the program start time listed above. A meal will be provided courtesy of our sponsors. There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to pre-register, if possible, for the school they plan to attend. Online registration is available at K-State Soybean Schools (http://bit.ly/KSUSoybean) or by emailing/calling the nearest local K-State Research and Extension office for the location participants plan to attend. CCA and CEU credits have been applied for.
K-State Sorghum Production Schools scheduled for late January
Three K-State Sorghum Production Schools will be offered in late January 2020 to provide in-depth training for sorghum producers and key stakeholders. The schools are sponsored by the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission, Agwest Commodities, Advanta Seeds, and ShieldAg Equipment.The half-day schools will cover a number of issues facing sorghum producers in eastern, central, and western Kansas including: weed and insect control strategies, crop production practices, nutrient management and soil fertility, risk management, farm bill programs, marketing, and seed technology development.“These schools are being offered with the concept that producers can attend one location to get all the updates ranging from issues that arose this past growing season to looking ahead to future growing seasons” said Ignacio Ciampitti, K-State cropping systems specialist. The locations and dates for the three schools are:
- January 29, Wednesday – 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
William Carpenter 4-H Building
608 North Fairground Road
Scott City, Kansas 67871
Contact: John Beckman – email@example.com
- January 30, Thursday – 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Great Bend Recreation Commission - Burnside Room
1214 Stone Street
Great Bend, Kansas 67530
Contact: Stacy Campbell – firstname.lastname@example.org
January 30, Thursday – 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
South Hutchinson Community Building
101 W Ave C
South Hutchinson Kansas 67505
Contact: Darren Busick – email@example.com
A meal will be provided at each location, courtesy of the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission. There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to pre-register by Jan. 27. Online registration is available at K-State Sorghum Schools (http://bit.ly/KSUSorghum) or by emailing/calling the local K-State Research and Extension office nearest the location participants plan to attend.
For more information, contact: Kathy Gehl, extension agronomy program coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-532-3354; or Ignacio Ciampitti, K-State crop production and cropping systems specialist at email@example.com or 785-532-6940.
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