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Research Updates for Ag Professionals

Face the crop year armed with the latest University of Minnesota research

Each year brings new crop production challenges. As an agricultural professional, keeping up with these new issues is a top priority.

At the University of Minnesota Research Update for Ag Professionals held every January, you will find research-based strategies to deal with today's changing pests, diseases, varieties and nutrient and environmental recommendations. Visit with experienced university researchers and your colleagues to discuss topics of interest to your region.

You will leave with research-based knowledge and field-tested solutions that will help you in the field.

CEU credits

You can earn continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisors.

Who should attend?

Agronomists, ag salespeople (seeds, chemicals, fertilizers), crop consultants, crop production specialists, agriculture government agency personnel, farm managers and anyone else who would benefit from some professional training.

2024 details

Research Updates for Ag Professionals will be held both in person and online in 2024:

  • Jan. 3, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Owatonna Public Utilities' Morehouse Room, Owatonna
  • Jan. 4, 12:30-5 p.m. Willmar Conference Center, Willmar
  • Jan. 11, 12:30-5 p.m. Northwest Research & Outreach Center, Crookston
  • Feb. 6, 9-10:45 a.m. Online with pest management focus
  • Feb. 9, 9-10:45 a.m. Online with agronomy focus
  • Feb. 15, 9-10:45 a.m. Online with soil fertility focus


Direct questions about the program content or disability accommodations to Jochum Wiersma at wiers002@umn.edu.

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