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Crop Pest Management Shortcourse

Let's Get Real

Go into any rural coffee shop or restaurant in Minnesota and you can often hear many opinions and statements about what is real or not real in terms of policies, programs,and products affecting agriculture. Sometimes these opinions are well thought out and researched while other times they are not. It takes time to develop a well-reasoned approach to understand how many of these statements or items really do affect agriculture.

Taking the time to educate yourself about products, management practices, and unbiased scientific research, will pay dividends for you in the long run in your professional life as well as at the coffee shop! The 2021 CPM Short Course and MCPR Trade Show’s goal is, as always, to provide you with  that knowledge so you and your customers cannot just survive but thrive.

Certified crop adviser credits

Certified crop advisers (CCA) will be able to earn 15 continuing education units (CEUs) over the course of the three-day program. 


This program is targeted toward agronomists, sales people (seeds, crop protection products and fertilizers), crop consultants, crop production specialists, government agency personnel, farm managers and anyone else who appreciates high-quality, research-based professional training.

Cost and registration

Only one registration type per person is needed!  If you need re-certification, please register for the categories of re-certification you need - you can attend the rest of the show at no extra charge!  EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT OF $50/registration ON or BEFORE 11/28/2021!

  • General Admission - $180 
  • Technical Service Provider (includes lunch on Tuesday) - $200  (limit of 40 registrations due to USDA Workplace Safety requirements)
    • Applicator Re-certification (Categories A & C) - $190  
    • Applicator Re-certification (Categories A & H) - $190
    • Applicator Re-certification (Categories A, C & H) - $230

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