The University of Minnesota Extension crops team is launching a new weekly program via Zoom that you can attend from the comfort of your office chair or living room recliner by using your smartphone or computer.
Called Field Notes, the online program is designed for farmers and agricultural professionals and will be offered via a weekly webinar. Event organizers say the program will address all crop-related questions in real time in an interactive, discussion-based format.
The program begins Wednesday, and it continues throughout the 2021 growing season from 7:30 to 8 a.m. Wednesday mornings. The program will feature a live webinar with interactive discussion with attendees, addressing in-season cropping issues as they arise.
Weekly topics will be announced on the week of the program, and may include topics related to soil fertility, agronomics, pest management, equipment and more.
Because the webinars are live, participants can submit questions to guest panelists during the sessions.
April and May sessions will cover corn and soybean planting management, while pest management and agronomics will be featured as issues arise.
Can’t make the live session? No problem. The discussion-based series will be posted immediately following the webinar to a podcast streaming service to listen at your convenience, strategicfarming.transistor.fm. Subscribe now to get new episodes automatically pushed to your device.
The 7:30 to 8 a.m. Wednesday session includes these guests:
• Dennis Todey, director, USDA Midwest Climate Hub, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Ames, Iowa. Todey will cover the weather outlook for Minnesota farmers and include the 1-7, 1-14 and 30-day time periods for precipitation and temperature projections. This will assist growers in their 2021 planting plans.
• Dan Kaiser, Extension soil fertility specialist, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Kaiser will cover guidelines for both starter and broadcast fertilizer use in Minnesota as it relates to current weather and soil conditions.
• Additional panelists will also be in attendance to address questions as they arise, including Seth Naeve, U-M Extension soybean agronomist; Jeff Coulter, U-M Extension corn agronomist; and several other Extension specialists and educators.
Questions? Want to register? Learn more and register. If you have questions or topics you would like addressed during Field Notes, submit them through Google Forms or send to them to Jared Goplen at [email protected].