December 5, 2022
A popular educational series that provides training and updated information for corn producers in the Midwest is scheduled to kick off in January.
Kansas State University Research and Extension agronomist Ignacio Ciampitti says registration is now open for the 2023 Kansas Corn School, which will be held in four locations beginning Jan. 12. An online session is also scheduled for early February.
The schedule includes:
Jan. 12, Oakley. Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, 3083 U.S. Highway 83. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Local sponsor: Western Plains Energy
Jan. 13, Salina. Great Plains Manufacturing Inc., 1525 E. North St. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Local sponsors: The Andersons and Ag Risk Solutions
Jan. 19, Mayetta. Prairie Band Casino, 12305 150th Road. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Local sponsors: The Andersons and Ag Risk Solutions.
Jan. 20, Parsons. Southeast Research-Extension Center, 25092 Ness Road. 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Local sponsors: Ag Risk Solutions and Heritage Tractor
Feb. 2, Virtual Corn School. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register at kscorn.com/cornschool to receive a Zoom link. Local sponsor: Ag Risk Solutions
“Our main purpose,” Ciampitti says, “is to provide in-depth training targeted for corn producers in the region.”
He adds that the issues of most concern to Kansas corn growers now include markets and cost-return, weed control, disease management, production practices and farm policy.
“The past growing season provides us a reminder of the challenges of growing corn in our state, focusing on increasing profits and yield stability over time,” Ciampitti says. “Thus, we want to emphasize and promote practices that can help farmers manage future production challenges and pursue effective avenues to increase profits.”
Each school is free to attend, and lunch will be provided for the in-person events. Ciampitti says continuing education credits may be available.
K-State Research and Extension and Kansas Corn are hosting the schools, with sponsorships from Pioneer and Farm Credit Associations of Kansas.
More information, registration and a detailed agenda for each event is available online at kscorn.com/cornschool.
Melgares is with K-State Research and Extension News Service.
Source: Kansas State University Research and Extension
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