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U-M plant science students to host Production Ag Symposium

The fifth annual symposium is scheduled for Feb. 15 on the St. Paul campus.

January 24, 2018

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FARMING IN CHANGING CLIMATE: The University of Minnesota Production Agriculture Symposium will host guess speakers discussing climate impacts on ag management.stevanovicigor/iStock/Thinkstock

The University of Minnesota’s Applied Plant Sciences Graduate Program will host the fifth annual Production Agriculture Symposium Feb. 15 at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the St. Paul campus.

The symposium, which runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., will highlight climate impacts on agriculture management.

Registration is free with lunch provided. Certified crop consultant continuing education units also will be available for certified crop advisers.

The symposium aims to bring together researchers, producers, industry, students and various other professionals to share and discuss strategies for farming and production in an ever-changing climate.

Climate and agricultural experts Jerry Hatfield of USDA-Agricultural Research Service, Charles Rice of Kansas State University and Christopher Kucharik of University of Wisconsin will present on the industry’s latest strategies for agricultural and soil management in a changing climate.

Eight experts from University of Minnesota Extension and DuPont Pioneer will present and lead roundtable discussions on four topics: weed and herbicide management, nutrient management, agriculture technology, and plant pathology.

In addition, there will be breakout sessions with researcher presentations, a poster session with prizes, an exhibitor section and a networking hour to close the event.

Visit the website for more information and to register for free.

The Production Agriculture Symposium is sponsored by DuPont Pioneer; AdFarm; Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council; Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council; American Crystal Sugar Co.; Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative; Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative; Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education; U-M’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences; and U-M’s Council of Graduate Students.

Source: U-M

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