Ag PhD 2020 Winter Workshops

Join us for these 2020 Ag PhD Winter Workshops!

Please register in advance so we can plan accordingly for meals.

While we strongly encourage you to attend our workshops in-person, we are making our Tiling Clinic and Soils Clinic available online to Ag PhD Insider Magazine subscribers. To subscribe, please CLICK HERE.


Tiling Clinic – Morton Center – Baltic, SD
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Central
This event is free to attend in person at the Morton Center.
REGISTER HERE | CLICK TO LEARN MORE

Weed, Insect, & Disease Workshop – Morton Center – Baltic, SD
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Central
This event is free to attend in person at the Morton Center.
Grain PhD will begin at 8:45 am and conclude their presentation at 9:25 am. There will be Dicamba Applicator Training following the workshop.
REGISTER HERE | CLICK TO LEARN MORE

Soils Clinic – Morton Center – Baltic, SD
Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Central
This event is free to attend in person at the Morton Center.
REGISTER HERE | CLICK TO LEARN MORE

Ag PhD 2020 Tiling Clinic

Tiling Clinic – Morton Center – Baltic, SD
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 | 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Central
This event is free to attend in person at the Morton Center.
REGISTER HERE

Join us on Tuesday, January 28 for a free Tiling Clinic at the Morton Center on the site of the Ag PhD Field Day, 47669 252nd St, Baltic, SD!  With a record amount of prevent plant in 2019, the need for improved drainage has never been more evident.

Did You Know…

  • Tiling Reduces Erosion
  • Tiling Reduces Flooding
  • Tiling Improves Downstream Water Quality
  • Tiling Improves Roads

There are so many great benefits to tile, besides just yield gain.  When you attend the Ag PhD Tiling Clinic, here are some of the other things you can learn and see…

  • Learn how to save money by installing tile yourself.  With today’s technology, you can easily install tile that will work well for 50+ years.  We’ll show you how.
  • Tiling equipment on display, including design software, tile plows, and much more
  • Breakout sessions to learn more about tile plow equipment and guidance systems
  • Hear directly from NRCS and private consultants to learn about wetland determinations, current rules and regulations, and more
  • Learn how to design and implement a plan for tile and a lift station on your farm
  • Learn about drainage law from one of the top drainage lawyers in the U.S.
  • Learn from Brian, Darren, and others how you can work together with your neighbors, landlords, highway departments, and others to put together a mutually beneficial plan to improve drainage
  • Learn about all the environmental benefits of drain tile.  We will send you home with supporting data so you can talk to nonfarmers about the advantages for them when you put tile in the ground.

Whether you’ve been tiling for years or you are about to start your first project in 2020, you won’t want to miss this free educational event.  There is a lot of great new technology to see and new ways to get the most out of your tile project.

Ag PhD 2020 Weed, Insect, and Disease Workshop

Weed, Insect, & Disease Workshop – Morton Center – Baltic, SD
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 | 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Central
This event is free to attend in person at the Morton Center.
Grain PhD will begin at 8:45 am and conclude their presentation at 9:25 am. There will be Dicamba Applicator Training following the workshop.
REGISTER HERE

Please join us for a free agronomy update meeting on Wednesday, January 29th at the Morton Center near Baltic, SD on the site of the Ag PhD Field Day.

Workshop Schedule…

  • 8:45 a.m. – Grain Marketing with Grain PhD
  • 9:30 a.m. – Ag PhD Weed, Insect, and Disease Workshop
  • 2:00 p.m. – Ag PhD Radio Show featuring your questions
  • 3:00 p.m. – Dicamba applicator training (approximately 1 hour)

In terms of the Weed, Insect, & Disease Workshop, we’ve got a lot of great, new information to cover, including…

  • Enlist vs. Xtend vs. LL/GT 27 soybeans: yield, cost-to-value, herbicide options, and more
  • How to control resistant weeds, insects, and diseases – because we do have rapidly increasing resistance issues
  • What’s the best weed control program for your farm in corn, soybeans, and other crops in 2020?
  • How can you stop tough diseases like white mold, anthracnose, gray leaf spot, Goss’s Wilt, pod & stem blight, and many others?
  • There are plenty of new insects in our region, including gall midge, stinkbugs, and Japanese beetles. There are also insects you may never have sprayed for like corn leaf aphids and thistle caterpillars. When should you spray? What should you spray? When should you be scouting? We’ll cover all these topics and more.
  • Learn about all the rebate, respray, and finance programs that could dramatically cut your costs in 2020
  • We’ll discuss some of the 2019 Ag PhD research work we did, as there were a few important lessons from this past growing season
  • During this workshop, we’ll talk about the yield results from the First Steps plots at the 2019 Ag PhD Field Day, featuring about a dozen nationally-recognized yield champions
  • We’ve got great reference charts and a huge agronomy book put together for each attendee

With all the on-farm challenges over the last couple of years, it is incredibly important to keep up on what your options are for weed, insect, and disease control. We’ll help you sort through all your choices at this event. Please arrive early and attend the grain marketing session leading up to the workshop, and stick around afterwards at 3 p.m. to fulfill your dicamba training requirement for the year with a great spray operations session. It will be a fantastic day, and it’s all free! Please pre-register so we have enough chairs, food, and agronomy books for everyone.

If you plan on attending the dicamba training please register here.

Ag PhD 2020 Soils Clinic

Soils Clinic – Morton Center – Baltic, SD
Thursday, January 30, 2020 | 9:30 am – 3:00 pm Central
This event is free to attend in person at the Morton Center.
REGISTER HERE

A message about our 2020 Soils Clinic from Brian Hefty.

If you knew how to read a soil test from top to bottom AND make your own fertility recommendations, do you think you could:

A) Cut Your Fertilizer Expense?

B) Increase Your Yields?

Or…  C) Both?

Regardless of whether you pick A, B, or C, aren’t those all home runs?  Don’t they all make you more money?

I realize your parents or grandparents probably never taught you how to read a soil test or make fertility recommendations because let’s face it – their yields were never even close to as high as yours, and their need for fertilizer was much, much, much less.  Not to mention the fact they may have had livestock and free manure, whereas you may have no livestock and all commercial fertilizer.  Here’s my point.  Your parents and grandparents knew there were more important things than soil tests and commercial fertilizer years ago, but now that yield levels are where they are and fertilizer prices are dramatically higher, you are likely spending hundreds of thousands, if not millions on fertilizer each year!  Don’t you think you should know a lot about something you are investing that much money in?

Let’s go one step further.  What information will you pass on to your kids and grandkids?  Stuff that makes them $10 per hour?  Or something that could make them $10,000 per hour? Is knowing soil tests and fertility a $10,000 per hour job?

It certainly could be in the future, and it potentially is today.  Spend one day with us.  Learn how to read a soil test and make your own fertility recommendations.  It’s not that difficult, but if you don’t have this knowledge, you are effectively giving your fertilizer dealer a blank check.  And then, are you really getting exactly what YOU need, or is your fertilizer dealer simply getting what HE needs?

This could be one of the most important days of your life.  It’s free.  I can promise you it will be worth your time.  The FREE Ag PhD Soils Clinic is Thursday, January 30 at the Morton Center near Baltic, SD on the site of the Ag PhD Field Day.  If you can’t attend in-person, all paid Ag PhD Magazine subscribers can join online for free, but I would encourage you to make the trip.  Bring your soil tests.  We will have almost 50 soils agronomists there to help you sort through your tests, on top of all the information we will provide you throughout the day.

Ag PhD 2020 Collegiate Agronomy Workshops

While we call these seminars Collegiate, you don’t have to be in college to attend! Whether you’ve farmed for 40 years or are just hoping to be involved in agriculture someday, you will enjoy this event!

As a highlight of the workshops, 40 current college students in attendance will go home with an Ag PhD Scholarship!

Some topics we’ll discuss include:

  • How to Read a Soil Test
  • Weed, Insect, & Disease Control in Corn & Soybeans
  • Corn & Soybean Traits & Seed Treatments, Variety Selection
  • Tiling Basics
  • Pesticide Safety, Food Safety, & Water Quality

Here are the requirements to winning one of the forty $500 college scholarships:

  • Must be a current college student, attending college (or Vo-Tech) in the spring semester of 2020
  • Must pre-register prior to the workshop
  • Must arrive, check in by 10 am the day of the workshop, AND SHOW CURRENT COLLEGE ID
  • Must be present at the time we give away the scholarships

Anyone may attend the FREE workshops, but only current college students are eligible for scholarships.

Collegiate Workshop Dates & Location Information

FREE Ag PhD 2020 Collegiate Agronomy Workshop – Baltic, SD
Monday, January 20, 2020
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Morton Center
47669 252nd St
Baltic, SD 57003

– Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP using the form by CLICKING HERE.
– 35 Ag PhD College Scholarships will be awarded at this workshop.

See map below for directions to the Ag PhD 2020 Collegiate Agronomy Workshop in Baltic, SD.

FREE Ag PhD 2020 Collegiate Agronomy Workshop – Watertown, SD
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Lake Area Technical Institute
Student Center – 4th Floor
1201 Arrow Ave NE
Watertown, SD 57201

– Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP using the form by CLICKING HERE.
– 5 Ag PhD College Scholarships will be awarded at this workshop.
– Any individual who receives a scholarship at the Baltic workshop is not eligible to win a scholarship at the Lake Area workshop.

See map for directions to the Ag PhD 2020 Collegiate Agronomy Workshop in Watertown, SD.