9:30 am – 3 pm Central

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In lieu of the January Ag PhD Collegiate Agronomy Workshop, a Young Farmers Field Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 26, 2021. This event will largely engage high school and college students, as well as farmers under 30 years old, but anyone is welcome to attend.

Plus, we will be awarding a number of college scholarships to attendees that will be enrolled in any post-secondary school in the fall.

In-field breakout sessions will provide hands-on education, including the following topics:

  • How to pull a soil sample
  • Using root pits to understand soil health, compaction, crop root growth and development, and more
  • How to pull plant tissue tests and interpret the data to improve crop health
  • Soil and crop health benefits of drainage tile
  • The impacts of using natural soil microbes in production agriculture

We will also provide a guide to effective field scouting including:

  • Staging crops, plant growth and development
  • How to determine planting depth
  • What you can learn by digging up plant roots
  • Weed, insect, and disease identification
  • How to compare and evaluate seed variety performance

As you can see, we have a day packed full of information for you, so don’t miss out!