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U-M Corn College Set for Dec. 19-20

The latest in corn research and in-field info will be discussed in Crookston and Moorhead.

The University of Minnesota will hold two day-long "Corn College" workshops Wed., Dec. 19, at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, Student Center, and Thurs., Dec. 20, at Minnesota State University Moorhead, Science Lab Building.

The Corn College involves in-depth, hands-on workshops designed for corn producers featuring top Extension and research specialists from the University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University.

The day-long workshops are designed to provide participants with the latest applied information for managing aspects of corn production and livestock feeding.

Registration fees are $40 per person in advance or $50 at the door, including lunch. To register in advance for either session, contact Jolene Pedersen at (218) 281-8027, toll free at (888) 241-0781, or via email at  

The Corn College is co-sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension; the Northwest Research and Outreach Center; the University of Minnesota, Crookston; Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) and the Minnesota Corn Growers Association. Extension educators Phillip Glogoza and Doug Holen are co-chairs for the 2007 Corn College.

The workshops begin at 8:30 a.m. with a presentation entitled "Corn: Food, Fuel and Feed" by Marcia Taylor from DTN, a provider of market, news and weather information services for agricultural and energy markets. The rest of the session includes rotating lectures and labs.

Lecture topics include:
•Corn Storage - Ken Hellevang, NDSU Extension engineer
•Cost of Corn Production - Bret Oelke and Bill Craig, U of M Extension
•Genetics and Agronomy - Zach Fore, Pioneer
•Alternative Feeds - Greg Lardy, NDSU Extension
•Grazing - Ryon Walker and Vince Crary, U of M Extension (Crookston only)

Lab topics include:
•Weed Control - Jeff Gunsolus, U of M Extension
•Growth Staging Corn - Dave Nicolai and Phil Glogoza, U of M Extension
•Corn Fertility - John Lamb and Russ Severson, U of M Extension
•Silage production - Greg Lardy, NDSU Extension
•Entomology - Ken Ostlie, U of M Extension (Moorhead only)
•Diseases/Fungicides - Dean Malvick, U of M Extension

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