Beginning on January 6, 2021 the University of Minnesota Extension Service will be hosting a multi-week series every Wednesday titled Strategic Farming 2021: Let's Talk Crops. The series will be held every Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:00 am. The Zoom sessions will be quite informal and are open to anyone that would be interested. There is no cost. The sessions will begin with about a 10 minute presentation from the discussion leaders on the topic of the day. Then there will be a 20 minute discussion "framed" around farmer and participant questions.

One nice feature of this technology is that all the sessions will be posted online soon after they are concluded. Then those interested in the topic of the week can watch when they have the time. You only have to register one time for the entire series. You can register at the website: https://z.umn.edu/strategic-farming. The speakers will be from the University of Minnesota and North Central Region along with agency personnel.

Looking over the weekly topics they are very practical and timely. For example, the first week is Corn hybrid selection with Jeff Coulter, Extension Corn Agronomist, Dean Malvick, Extension Plant Pathologist and Tom Hoverstad, Scientist at the Southern Research and Outreach Center at Waseca. The second week is Soybean variety selection with Seth Naeve Extension Soybean Agronomist and Dean Malvick Extension Plant Pathologist. You can see the entire list of topics on the registration website or you can go to the U of M Extension events page.

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