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2024 crop management seminar - advancing ag practices
Minnesota Ag Connection - 11/20/2023

The University of Minnesota Extension and the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce are gearing up for the 2024 Crop Management Input Seminar. Scheduled for December 5, 2023, at the Crow River Winery in Hutchinson, MN, this event promises to be a day filled with learning, networking, and recognition in the agricultural sector.

The seminar, set to run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Central time, features a range of presentations by experts in the field. Anthony Hanson will discuss the challenges in managing insects in alfalfa and soybeans, while Fei Yang will delve into the resistance of insect pests in Bt corn.

Debalin Sarangi is set to cover the topic of herbicide-resistant waterhemp in Minnesota, and Daniel Kaiser will offer insights into nutrient management for agronomic crops. Updates on corn and soybean diseases will be presented by Dave Nicolai, and Al Kluis will guide participants on positioning for profit in 2024.

An exciting segment of the program includes the Hutchinson Chamber of Commerce Agribusiness Committee presenting the Ag Person of the Year Award, recognizing significant contributions in the agricultural field.

This seminar is made possible by the support of numerous sponsors, including 3M, Beck's Seed, and many others, showcasing a community-wide effort to advance agricultural knowledge and practices.

For more information or to inquire about tickets priced at $20 per person, contact Taylor Herbert, Extension Educator, Crops, for Wright, McLeod, and Meeker Counties, at or 612-394-5229, or Lauran Johnson, McLeod County support staff, at or 320-484-4302. Tickets are also available through event sponsors and the McLeod County Extension Office.

This seminar is an invaluable opportunity for those in the agricultural sector to stay abreast of the latest trends and practices in crop management.

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