Crop Advantage Series Will Help Producers Make Smart Decisions for 2023

Programs to be in 14 locations across Iowa

November 14, 2022, 9:19 am | Brent Pringnitz

AMES, Iowa – The 2023 Crop Advantage meetings will give producers a solid foundation of current research-based crop production information to help make smart, informed decisions for their farming operation.

The meetings are an opportunity for farmers and crop advisers to hear current research and crop production information from Iowa State University. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists will travel to 14 locations around Iowa from Jan. 3-26, providing updated management options and recommendations on crop production issues facing Iowa growers.

Crop Advantage Series.Meetings include continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers and pesticide applicator recertification. All sites offer private pesticide applicator continuing instruction which is included in the registration fee.

“There is no other program in our crop production education year where we are able to bring this many Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists together to sites across the state. We’re excited to provide the quality, in-person education farmers have come to expect,” said Meaghan Anderson, field agronomist with ISU Extension and Outreach.

Over 1,500 individuals attended one of 14 Crop Advantage meetings across the state in 2022, representing all 99 Iowa counties and surrounding states. Approximately 85% of attendees said information from Crop Advantage would likely save them between $5 and $20 per acre.

“Our goal is always to prepare producers to manage potential issues when they arise, or even before they arise, by sharing the most up-to-date scientific knowledge from Iowa State University researchers,” said Anderson. “Each location’s program is unique as content is driven by local needs and production issues.”

Program topics vary by location and are selected for regional issues. Topics on this year’s agenda include tar spot in corn, crop market outlook for 2023, changes to P and K guidelines, soybean gall midge, climate outlook, risks and rewards of ag carbon credits, weed management issues and many more. For locations, times and program details visit www.aep.iastate.edu/cas.

Early registration for each location is $75; late registration made less than seven days prior to the meeting, or on-site, is $100. Registration includes lunch, private pesticide applicator recertification, and CCA credits. Online registration and additional information are available at www.aep.iastate.edu/cas. For more information, contact ANR Program Services at 515-294-6429, or anr@iastate.edu, or contact your regional ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomist.

2023 Meeting Dates and Locations:

Jan. 3 – Sheldon
Jan. 4 – Storm Lake
Jan. 5 – Burlington
Jan. 10 – Okoboji
Jan. 11 – Webster City
Jan. 12 – Cedar Falls
Jan. 13 – Mason City

Jan. 17 – Ankeny
Jan. 18 – Chariton
Jan. 19 – Atlantic
Jan. 20 – Davenport
Jan. 24 – Le Mars
Jan. 25 – Coralville
Jan. 26 – Denison

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