K-State Corn Production Management Schools Scheduled for January

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Two K-State Corn Production Management Schools will be offered in early January 2015 in northeast and central Kansas. Each school will provide in-depth training targeted for corn producers. Primary sponsors of the schools include the Kansas Corn Commission and DuPont Pioneer.

The one-day schools will cover current corn topics relevant to corn producers in Kansas: drought-tolerant hybrids, high-yielding corn factors, weed control, soil fertility, and price and market perspectives.

The schools will begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn at 2 p.m., followed by a tour of facilities. The dates and locations are:


Jan. 9: Hesston, AGCO building, 420 W. Lincoln Blvd

K-State Research and Extension office contacts:

Ryan Flaming, Harvey County, [email protected] or 316-284-6930

Jonie James, McPherson County, [email protected] or 620-241-1523

Rickey Roberts, Marion County, [email protected] or 620-382-2325

Darren Busick, Reno County, [email protected] or 620-662-2371

Zach Simon, Sedgwick County, [email protected] or 316-660-0153


Jan. 16: Atchison, Atchison Heritage Conference Center, 710 S. Ninth

K-State Research and Extension office contacts:

Ray Ladd, Atchison County, [email protected] or 913-833-5450

David Hallauer, Meadowlark District, [email protected] or 785-863-2212

Matt Young, Brown County, [email protected] or 785-742-7871

Mindy Young, Doniphan County, [email protected]  or 785-985-3623


Lunch will be provided, courtesy of the sponsors. There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to pre-register by Jan. 5 for the Jan. 9 school in Hesston, and by Jan. 12 for the Jan. 16 school in Atchison.

Online registration is available at K-State Corn Production Management Schools (http://bit.ly/KSCORNSchools) 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: Ignacio Ciampitti, K-State crop production and cropping systems specialist at [email protected] or 785-532-6940; or Greg Krissek, chief executive officer of Kansas Corn, [email protected] or 785-448-6922.

Story By: Steve Watson

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