Wisconsin corn growers can fine-tune crop production techniques at a special hands-on event set for Monday, Aug. 5, at the University of Wisconsin Arlington Research Farm.
Designed especially for serious corn growers, Wisconsin Corn University features field demonstrations from state experts in corn production, nitrogen management and soil structure.
The event kicks off with a commodity market update from Mike North of First Capitol Ag.
Next, attendees choose between a field demonstration on nitrogen sensing and nitrification inhibitors or a presentation on adding value to corn stover.
A noon presentation from Farm Journal farmer columnist John Phipps will help lighten up the day's activities.
After lunch, a trip to the field offers corn growers a unique chance to visually compare soil structure of continuous no-till farming to conventionally tilled ground.
Discussion of what 25 years of no-till have taught us will be led by UW-Extension Corn Specialist Joe Lauer and UW-Extension Soil Scientist Francisco Arriaga.
Lunch and an afternoon ice cream graduation reception are included with registration and the first 100 people to arrive get a free commemorative Wisconsin Corn University cap.
The Wisconsin Corn University is sponsored by the Wisconsin Corn Growers Association (WCGA).
While registration is $20 for members and $60 for non-members, everyone can get in free by enrolling a new member in the organization. Advance registration is highly recommended to avoid being turned away at the door due to limited space at the facility.
Registration and full details of the WCGA Corn University program are available online at http://wicorn.ncgapremium.com
or by contacting the WCGA office at firstname.lastname@example.org