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Both meetings will focus on crop production and profitability, and environmental stewardship.

January 20, 2017

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RIGHT TIME, RIGHT SPOT: Learn the latest on nutrient management at two Minnesota meetings in February.

Registration is open for two conferences dedicated to soil fertility for crop production and environmental stewardship.

The events were co-organized by the University of Minnesota Extension and the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center, with a common planning committee to bring the latest advancements in nutrient management presented by U-M and other university researchers, fertilizer industry experts and state agency personnel.

The first event, the ninth annual Nutrient Management Conference, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. This conference will cover topics ranging from nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to fertilizer amendments, and from agronomic management to concerns with nutrients in the environment.

More information and registration can be accessed on the MAWRC website at mawrc.org/events.

To register by phone or for more information, call Jerome Lensing at 507-251-9101.

The second event, the third annual nitrogen conference, "Minnesota's Grand Challenge and Compelling Opportunity," will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato. The conference is focused entirely on nitrogen management for crop production and environmental quality. Topics will range from nitrogen sources and climate trends to accounting for nitrogen credits and in-season nitrogen management.

To register by phone, or for more information, call Fabián Fernández at 612-625-7460.

Conference organizers say the events provide useful information regarding profitable management of nutrients for crop production and environmental protection. Farmers, crop advisers and other nutrient management professionals are encouraged to attend. Both events will provide opportunity for certified crop advisers to earn continuing education units.

The conferences are sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, MAWRC and U-M Extension, along with numerous agricultural businesses and organizations. Thanks to sponsors’ support, registration for each event is only $20, which can be paid online at the time of registration, or at the door.

Source: MAWRC

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