The University of Minnesota Extension Service and Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council have teamed up to sponsor the annual Small Grain Workshops. This has been a quite popular program for a number of years as farmers are looking for a third crop to work into their corn soybean rotation. Plus, small grains are harvested much earlier than corn or soybeans. That gives livestock producers a place to haul manure, or an opportunity to do some tiling in the "off season" which means a lower cost.

The workshops will be on Zoom so pre-registration is important so you can get the link. You can do that at: https://a,umn.edu.southern-smallgrain or you can email Jared Goplan:gople@umn.edu or call 320-589-1711. In total there will be 3 workshops specific to an area. Monday February 15, 2021 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm with a Southeastern focus, Wednesday February 17, 2021 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm for Southwestern Minnesota and Friday February 19, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:00 am for Central Minnesota.

The workshops will be informal and center around variety selection, economics, soil fertility. The panelists will include University of Minnesota small grains specialist Jochum Wiersma, University of Minnesota crops educator Jarad Goplen and Dan Kaiser University of Minnesota soil fertility specialist. Because it is all virtual there is no charge for any of the sessions.

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