Carbon markets and weed management strategies in soybeans will be the featured topics at an upcoming Agronomy Workshop and Crop Adviser Training to be offered from 8 a.m. to noon on June 16.
The training is targeted toward farmers, certified crop advisers, agribusiness professionals and independent crop consultants. It will feature the following four sessions that participants will rotate through: carbon markets, the science of carbon markets, integrated weed management strategies in soybeans, and soybean herbicide programs.
"We are excited to be offering this workshop face to face this year," says Rebecca Vittetoe, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. "We've got some in-field demonstrations that participants will be able to check out, and also have a chance to visit with different experts including Chad Hart, professor in economics and extension grain markets specialist at Iowa State; and Marshall McDaniel, assistant professor in agronomy at Iowa State."
Continuing education credits
There will be one hour of soil and water management continuing education units, one hour of crop management CEUs and two hours of pest management CEUs for certified crop advisers.
There is a $50 registration fee, which includes lunch. Preregistration is required by June 9 and is available at bit.ly/isuworkshop; or by calling the ISU Extension and Outreach Washington County office at 316-653-4811. No walk-ins will be accepted. Class size is limited to 60 participants.
The workshop and training will be held at the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm, 3115 Louisa-Washington Road, Crawfordsville, Iowa. To reach the farm, follow U.S. Highway 218 1¾ miles south of Crawfordsville; then 2 miles east on County Road G-62; then three-quarters of a mile north. Signs will be posted near the farm.
This training is being held by ISU Extension and Outreach and the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association.