MANHATTAN, Kan. – A series of nine Kansas State University Soybean Production schools will be offered in mid- to late January 2019 to provide in-depth training for soybean producers and key stakeholders. The schools are sponsored by the Kansas Soybean Commission.
As soybean acreage is increasing in the central and western areas of the state, several more schools are now available to Kansas producers this year. The nine schools represent a three-fold increase compared to recent years.
“Having more schools will allow for targeted programs at each location, depending on the varied production issues specific to each region; a real asset for these difficult farming times,” said Ignacio Ciampitti, K-State soybean specialist.
The half-day schools will cover issues facing producers in eastern, central, and western Kansas. Each school will feature a selection of the following topics: weed control, crop production, soil fertility, and nutrient management, insect control, irrigation, disease management, and market outlook.
The locations and dates for the nine schools are:
- Wichita – 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sedgwick County Extension Education Center, 7001 W. 21st St. North. Contact: Jackie Fees, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Parsons – 3 to 7 p.m., Southeast Research and Extension Center, 25092 Ness Rd. Contact: James Coover, email@example.com
- Paola – 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Miami County Fairgrounds, Building 2, 401 Wallace Park Dr. Contact: Katelyn Barthol, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Holton – 3 to 7 p.m., Northeast Kansas Heritage Complex, 12200 214th Rd. Contact: David Hallauer, email@example.com
- Hugoton – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 4-H Building, 1130 S. Trindle (Fairgrounds). Contact: Ronald Honig, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Scott City – 3 to 7 p.m., Wm. Carpenter 4-H Building, 608 N. Fairground Rd. Contact: John Beckman, email@example.com
- Hoxie – 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sheridan County 4-H Building, 940 Oak Ave. Contact: Keith VanSkike, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Great Bend – 3 to 7 p.m., American Ag Credit, 5634 10th St. Contact: Stacy Campbell, email@example.com
- Beloit – 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., NC Kansas Technical College Conference Room, 3033 U.S. Hwy 24. Contact: Sandra Wick, firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration for each school will be the first 30 minutes of each agenda listed above.
Lunch will be provided, courtesy of Kansas Soybean. There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to pre-register one week prior to the school they wish to attend. Online registration is available at K-State Soybean Schools or by emailing or calling the nearest local K-State Research and Extension office for the location participants plan to attend.
For more information, contact: Kathy Gehl, extension agronomy program coordinator, email@example.com, 785-532-3354; Ignacio Ciampitti, K-State crop production and cropping systems specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Stu Duncan, K-State northeast area agronomist, email@example.com, 785-532-5833.