Two one-day Scout Schools will be held in March, one on Wednesday, March 21, and a second on Saturday, March 24. Both schools will be held at the Scheman building at the Iowa State Center in Ames.
Field Crop Scout School helps new scouts to understand principles and techniques of scouting. The sessions will cover growth and development of corn, soybean, and alfalfa; how to identify common weeds, diseases, and insects; general soil information; and discussion of common crop problems. Most sessions will include hands-on activities. Scouts will receive a notebook of publications and information to help them in the field.
Managers may attend the sessions with their scouts at a reduced cost (see form below). In the afternoon there will be a separate workshop session for managers that will include a discussion of pest management updates and resources. This special manager registration includes lunch, but not the notebook of written materials.
All participants must be preregistered prior to the day of the school. Registration fees are reduced if they are received 7 days before the school. See the online copy of the brochure and registration. Questions may be directed to Jerolyne Packer, Brent Brueland, or Richard Larson at (515) 294-6429 or Joyce Hornstein at (515) 294-1101.
This article originally appeared on page 23 of the IC-486 (2) -- February 26, 2001 issue.