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.

Typical agenda:

8:45 a.m. - Registration and Introductions

9:00 a.m. - Program starts

noon - Lunch/ Kansas Corn Commission Update

2 or 2:30 p.m. (depending on the location) - Program Ends

Highlighted Presentation* or Tour**

* Presentation for Independence: N. Barkley, VP of Coffeyville Resources Nitrogen Operations

** Tour for Garden City: Conestoga Energy’s “Bonanza Bio Energy” Plant http://www.conestogaenergy.com/bonanza-bioenergy

** Tour for Salina: Great Plains Manufacturing, http://www.greatplainsmfg.com


All the Schools will offer CEU (Certified Crop Advisor) and Commercial Pesticide Applicators credits.

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, Garden City, KS 67848

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 Manufacturing, 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 register 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, 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