2015 University of Minnesota Field School for Ag Professionals registration is now open

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The 2015 Field School for Ag Professionals will be held on July 29 – 30 at the University of Minnesota Agriculture Experiment Station, St. Paul Campus, University of Minnesota. The St. Paul campus, located in Falcon Heights, Minn., next to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds at Larpenteur and Gortner Ave., is this year’s site for the Field School for Ag Professional which is the summer training opportunity that combines hand-on training and real-world field scenarios that no winter program can offer. The two-day program focuses on core principles in agronomy, entomology, weed and soil sciences on the first day to build a foundation for participants and builds on this foundation with timely, cutting-edge topics on the second day.

A detailed description of each for the 2015 Field School sessions is available to be downloaded and printed in the fact sheet form for your reference (

At the Field School you’ll find a hands-on, in-field program with a focus on crop and pest management diagnostic skill building in field crops. The program is geared to agronomists, crop production retailers, seed dealers, consultants, Extension educators, agriculture government agency personnel, farm managers and summer field scouts.

The Field School offers an opportunity to enhance troubleshooting and crop management skills in specially-designed plots that display actual cropping situations. A key feature of the Field School is the small learning groups to enhance the learning experience. Each subject is led by experienced instructors offering personalized instruction and small group activities and enrollment is, therefore, limited to 120. You may choose to attend either day or both days of the field school. Detailed session descriptions and online registration can be found on the Institute for Ag Professionals website (

Questions about the 2015 Field School can be directed to David Nicolai, IAP Program Coordinator, via e-mail: or by calling 612-625-2778 or Larisa Jenrich, Institute for Ag Professionals program assistant, or 651-480-7732.