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Four K-State Soybean Production Schools set for late January

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Released: Jan. 7, 2016

MANHATTAN, Kan. – A series of four K-State Soybean Production Schools will be offered in late January to provide in-depth training for soybean producers.

Topics presented at the schools will include weed control strategies, crop production practices, soil fertility and nutrient management, insect and disease control and risk management, said Ignacio Ciampitti, K-State Research and Extension crop production specialist.

The schools will begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn at 2.30 p.m., and will include a farmer panel at the end of each school. The dates and locations are:

Jan. 25: Great Bend: Great Bend Recreation Commission, 1214 Stone Street - Alicia Boor, Agriculture Extension Agent, Barton County, aboor@ksu.edu, 620-793-1910

Jan. 26: Overbrook:  Grace Community Church, 310 E 8th Street - Darren Hibdon, Crop Production Extension Agent, Frontier District, dhibdon@ksu.edu, 785-229-3520

Jan. 28: Beloit: North Central Kansas Technical College Auditorium, Highway 24 - Sandra Wick, Crop Production Extension Agent, Post Rock District, swick@ksu.edu, 785-282-6823

Jan. 29: Marysville: American Legion, 310 N 19th St - Anastasia Johnson, Agriculture Extension Agent, Marshall County, anastasia@ksu.edu, 785-562-3531

Lunch will be provided, courtesy of the sponsors. There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to pre-register before Jan. 22.

Online registration at K-State Soybean Schools. An alternative to the online registration is by emailing or calling the K-State Research and Extension contact person listed for the location you plan to attend.

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

More information is also available by contacting: Doug Shoup, southeast area crops and soils specialist at dshoup@ksu.edu; Stu Duncan, northeast area crops and soils specialist at sduncan@ksu.edu; or Ignacio Ciampitti, K-State crop production specialist at ciampitti@ksu.edu.


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