K-State Corn Production Management Schools scheduled for January

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Three K-State Corn Production Management Schools will be offered in early January 2016 in southeast, southwest, and central Kansas. Each school will provide in-depth training targeted for corn producers. Primary sponsors of the schools include the Kansas Corn Commission and DuPont Pioneer.

The one-day schools will cover several current corn topics relevant to corn producers in Kansas: drought-tolerant hybrids, high-yielding corn factors, weed control, soil fertility, and price and market perspectives.

The schools will begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn at 3 p.m., including a tour of facilities or a keynote speaker. The dates and locations are:

Jan. 11: Independence: Civic Center. N Penn Ave & W Locust St

Local Research and Extension office contacts:

- Jeri Geren, Montgomery County- Wildcat District, jlsigle@ksu.edu 620-331-2690

- Josh Coltrain, Crawford County- Wildcat District, jcoltrain@ksu.edu 620-724-8233

- Keith Martin, Labette County- Wildcat District, rkmartin@ksu.edu 620-784-5337

- Dale Helwig, Cherokee County, dhelwig@ksu.edu 620-429-3849

- Chris Petty, Bourbon County- Southwind District, cgp@ksu.edu 620-223-3720


Jan. 14: Garden City: Clarion Inn, 1911 E Kansas Ave

Local Research and Extension office contacts:

- Katelyn Barthol, Finney County, kbarth25@ksu.edu, 620-272-3670

- Andrea Burns, Ford County, aburns@ksu.edu, 620-227-4542

- Kurt Werth, Grey County, kwerth@ksu.edu, 620-855-3821

- Lacey Noterman, Haskell County, lnote@ksu.edu, 620-675-2261

- Bill Haney, Kearny County, haney@ksu.edu, 620-355-6551

- John Beckman, Scott County, jbeckman@ksu.edu, 620-872-2930

Jan. 15: Salina: Great Plains, 1525 E North St

Local Research and Extension office contacts:

- Tom Maxwell, Central Kansas District, tmaxwell@ksu.edu 785-309-5850

- Jonie James, McPherson County, jjames@ksu.edu 620-241-1523

- James Coover, Dickinson County, jcoover@ksu.edu 785-263-2001

- Michelle Buchanan, Midway District, mbuchanan@ksu.edu 785-472-4442

- Kim Larson, River Valley District, kclarson@ksu.edu 785-243-8185


Lunch will be provided courtesy of the sponsors. There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to pre-register before Jan. 8.

Online registration is available at K-State Corn Schools: http://bit.ly/KSCORNSchools

You can also preregister by emailing or calling the nearest local Research and Extension office for the location you plan to attend.

For more information, contact:

Greg Krissek, CEO Kansas Corn
gkrissek@ksgrains.com 785-448-6922.

Ignacio Ciampitti, K-State Crop Production and Cropping Systems Specialist
ciampitti@ksu.edu 785-532-6940

Lucas Haag, Northwest Area Crops and Soils Specialist

AJ Foster, Southwest Area Crops and Soils Specialist

Stu Duncan, Northeast Area Crops and Soils Specialist

Doug Shoup, Southeast Area Crops and Soils Specialist