Kansas Corn Schools Set for January, February; Growers Encouraged to Register

With the theme “Finding What Fits in a New Decade”, the popular Kansas Corn Management School series is returning in January and February with six one-day schools to be held across the state. Kansas Corn partners with K-State Research and Extension to offer the winter learning sessions for Kansas corn farmers. Kansas Corn Management Schools will be held in January at Montezuma, Parsons and Wichita, and in February at Oakley, Salina and Olathe. While each school’s agenda is tailored for the location, the corn schools will connect with an overall theme of “maximizing advancements in your operation”. Participants will have the opportunity to hear the latest research and production information, get updates on corn issues and network over lunch. The corn schools are free for farmers to attend. Kansas Corn with K-State Research and Extension staff are working to ensure CCA and Commercial Pesticide Applicator credits are available.

“The schools will cover a number of issues facing corn producers in each region including Farm Bill options, weed control, insect resistance, fertility management, disease management and late-planting seasons. These events have a long-standing tradition and reputation in offering a solid set of topics of great relevancy to our corn growers across the state of Kansas,” said Dr. Ignacio Ciampitti, Associate Professor and Corn Specialist in the K-State Department of Agronomy.

Kansas Corn Director of Industry Relations Stacy Mayo-Martinez said the theme of the event is about helping participants move forward into the new decade and discuss key issues with a variety of speakers, including other farmers.

“At the corn schools, we will feature farmers from each area who will talk about how they are maximizing advancements in their operations and looking toward to finding success in tomorrow’s production agriculture,” Mayo-Martinez said. “At each school, we will also give an update from Kansas Corn on our 2020 priorities and our market development goals going forward into this new decade.”

The school and lunch are offered at no cost, but participants are asked to pre-register before Jan. 3 for the January schools and before Feb. 4 for the February schools. Farmers can register online at kscorn.com/cornschool, by phone by calling Kansas Corn at 785-410-5009, or at their local extension offices.

2020 Kansas Corn Management School Schedule

Jan. 6—Hy-Plains Feedyard, Montezuma (Corn-Fed Beef Seminar to follow), Southwest Region

Jan. 8—Southeast Area Extension Office, Parsons, Southeast Region

Jan. 10—Sedgwick Co. Extension Office, Wichita, South Central Region

Feb. 3—Buffalo Bill Cultural Center, Oakley, Northwest Region

Feb. 5—Hilton Garden Inn, Salina, North Central Region

Feb. 7—John Deere Ag Marketing Center, Olathe, Northeast Region