Agronomy workshop and certified crop advisor training

By Rebecca Vittetoe and Virgil Schmitt–Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

 Learn more about herbicide programs and integrated weed management strategies in soybeans at an upcoming agronomy workshop and CCA training.

CRAWFORDSVILLE, Iowa – Carbon markets and weed management strategies in soybeans will be the featured topics at an upcoming Agronomy Workshop and Crop Advisor Training to be offered from 8 a.m. to noon on June 16.

The training is targeted toward farmers, certified crop advisors, agribusiness professionals, and independent crop consultants. It will feature the following four sessions that participants will rotate through: carbon markets, the science of carbon markets, integrated weed management strategies in soybeans, and soybean herbicide programs. 

“We are excited to be offering this workshop face-to-face this year,” said Rebecca Vittetoe, field agronomist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. “We’ve got some in-field demonstrations that participants will be able to check out and also have a chance to visit with different experts including Chad Hart, professor in economics and extension grain markets specialist at Iowa State, and Marshall McDaniel, assistant professor in agronomy at Iowa State.”

There will be one hour of soil and water management continuing education units, one hour of crop management CEUs, and two hours of pest management CEUs for certified crop advisors.

There is a $50 registration fee, which includes lunch. Pre-registration is required by June 9 and can be completed at http://www.aep.iastate.edu/serf-cca or by calling the ISU Extension and Outreach Washington County office at 316-653-4811. No walk-ins will be accepted. Class size is limited to 60 participants.

The Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm is located at 3115 Louisa-Washington Road, Crawfordsville, Iowa. To reach the farm, follow U.S. Highway 218 one and three-quarters of a mile south of Crawfordsville, then two miles east on County Road G-62, then three-quarters of a mile north. Signs will be posted near the farm.

This training is being held by ISU Extension and Outreach and the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association.

For more information, contact Rebecca Vittetoe at 319-653-4811, or [email protected]; or Virgil Schmitt at 563-263-5701 or [email protected]