Upcoming programs

Mark your calendars for upcoming programs from Iowa State University Extension and the Agribusiness Education Program.

Soil management clinic-August 28

This 1-day clinic provides 5.0 soil and water management continuing education units (CEUs) for certified crop advisers (CCAs). Topics include soil variability, yield maps, tillage and residue management, and soil and water conservation practices. Instructors are Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Tom Fenton, and Mark Hanna. Registration is $145 and enrollment is limited to 40.

Alfalfa clinic-September 3, 2003

An in-depth program focusing on alfalfa management. Topics include alfalfa growth and development, insect pests, fertility, management practices, and alfalfa diseases. This program is approved for the following CCA CEU credits: 0.5 nutrient management, 4.0 crop management, and 2.0 pest management. Instructors are Steve Barnhart, Jerry DeWitt, and Mark Carlton. Registration is $145 and enrollment is limited to 20 participants.

Preregistration is required for all clinics

More information and a copy of the Field Extension Education Laboratory (FEEL) brochure can be accessed at http://extension.agron.iastate.edu/AgEd/ or call 515-432-9548.

Other items

Work is underway on the program for the 2003 Integrated Crop Management Conference to be held December 3-4, 2003, at the Iowa State Center in Ames. Check the ICM newsletter or the Agribusiness Education Program Web site for more details.

The Agribusiness Education Program will be participating in the Agribusiness Today 2003 Expo and Conference, August 27-28, at the Varied Industries Building at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Stop by our booth and mention you saw the expo announcement in the ICM newsletter and receive a gift.

This article originally appeared on page 135 of the IC-490(18) -- July 28, 2003 issue.

Updated 07/27/2003 - 1:00pm