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New K-State Corn Production Schools Scheduled for January

corn fieldReleased: Jan. 5, 2016

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Three K-State Corn Production Management Schools will be offered in early January; one each in southeast, southwest, and central Kansas. The schools will provide in-depth training targeted for corn producers, said Ignacio Ciampitti, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.

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

Registration and introductions for each school will begin at 8:45 a.m., and the program will start at 9 a.m. Lunch will be provided at no charge, courtesy of the Kansas Corn Commission. The program will end at 2:30 p.m., followed by an additional presentation or a tour of a nearby facility.

All of the schools will offer certified crop advisor and commercial pesticide applicator credits.

The dates and locations are:

Jan. 11: Independence: Civic Center, N. Penn Ave. & W. Locust St.

Local K-State Research and Extension contacts:

- Jeri Geren, Montgomery County- Wildcat District, jlsigle@ksu.edu, 620-331-2690

- Josh Coltrain, Crawford County- Wildcat District, jcoltrain@ksu.edu, 620-724-8233

- Keith Martin, Labette County- Wildcat District, rkmartin@ksu.edu, 620-784-5337

- Dale Helwig, Cherokee County- dhelwig@ksu.edu, 620-429-3849

- Chris Petty, Bourbon County- Southwind District, cgp@ksu.edu, 620-223-3720

Jan. 14: Garden City: Clarion Inn, 1911 E. Kansas Ave.

Local K-State Research and Extension contacts:

- Katelyn Barthol, Finney County- kbarth25@ksu.edu, 620-272-3670

- Andrea Burns, Ford County- aburns@ksu.edu, 620-227-4542

- Kurt Werth, Grey County- kwerth@ksu.edu, 620-855-3821

- Lacey Noterman, Haskell County- lnote@ksu.edu, 620-675-2261

- Bill Haney, Kearny County- haney@ksu.edu, 620-355-6551

- John Beckman, Scott County- jbeckman@ksu.edu, 620-872-2930

Jan. 15: Salina: Great Plains, 1525 E North St.

Local K-State Research and Extension contacts:

- Tom Maxwell, Central Kansas District, tmaxwell@ksu.edu, 785-309-5850

- Jonie James, McPherson County, jjames@ksu.edu, 620-241-1523

- James Coover, Dickinson County, jcoover@ksu.edu, 785-263-2001

- Michelle Buchanan, Midway District, mbuchanan@ksu.edu, 785-472-4442

- Kim Larson, River Valley District, kclarson@ksu.edu, 785-243-8185

There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to pre-register before Jan. 8. Online registration available at K-State Corn Schools.Registration can also be done by emailing or calling the nearest local K-State Research and Extension office for the location you plan to attend.

For more information, contact either the nearest K-State Research and Extension area agronomist or: Greg Krissek, CEO of Kansas Corn at gkrissek@ksgrains.com or 785-448-6922 or contact Ignacio Ciampitti, K-State extension crop production specialist, ciampitti@ksu.edu or 785-532-6940

Primary sponsors of the schools include the Kansas Corn Commission and DuPont Pioneer.


K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by:
Steve Watson, swatson@ksu.edu

Additional Information:
Ignacio Ciampitti is at 785-532-6940 or ciampitti@ksu.edu