Register Now for Minnesota Nutrient Management Conferences

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Registration is now open for two nutrient management conferences to be held in February. These events, hosted by a team including the Minnesota Agricultural Water Resource Center (MAWRC), the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, will highlight recent advances in effective and economical nutrient management presented by researchers, fertilizer industry experts and state agency officials.

The first event, the 9th Annual Crop Nutrient Management Conference, will be held on February 7, 2017 at the River’s Edge Conference Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The conference program will focus on nitrogen and phosphorus management with significant emphasis on water quality considerations.  The agenda can be found here.

The second event, the 3rd Annual Nitrogen: Minnesota’s Grand Challenge & Compelling Opportunity Conference, will be held on February 16, 2017 at the Verizon Wireless Center in Mankato, Minnesota. This conference will focus more specifically on nitrogen management and water quality issues. The agenda can be found here.

Farmers, crop advisors and other nutrient management professionals are encouraged and invited to attend. The ongoing importance of efficient use of applied crop nutrients relating to farm profitability and food production economics combines with growing interest in the environment. Topics include phosphorus and nitrogen recommendations, updates on new and emerging practices, and information related to important issues like the Des Moines Waterworks lawsuit.

Both conferences provide opportunities for Continuing Education Units for Certified Crop Advisors. More information and registration information can be found at http://mawrc.org/events/.

These conferences are sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, University of Minnesota Extension, along with numerous agricultural businesses and organizations.

Thanks to the support of our sponsors, registration for each event is only $20, which can be paid on-line at the time of registration or at the door. There is no charge for registration for students. To register by phone, or for more information, call Jerome Lensing at 507-251-9101, or Dr. Fabian Fernandez at 612-625-7460.

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