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K-State Corn Production Management Schools Scheduled for January
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Two K-State Corn Production Management Schools will be offered in early January 2015 in northeast and central Kansas. Each school will provide in-depth training targeted for corn producers. Primary sponsors of the schools include the Kansas Corn Commission and DuPont Pioneer.
The one-day schools will cover current corn topics relevant to corn producers in Kansas: drought-tolerant hybrids, high-yielding corn factors, weed control, soil fertility, and price and market perspectives.
The schools will begin at 9 a.m. and adjourn at 2 p.m., followed by a tour of facilities. The dates and locations are:
Jan. 9: Hesston, AGCO building, 420 W. Lincoln Blvd
K-State Research and Extension office contacts: Ryan Flaming, Harvey County, or 316-284-6930; Jonie James, McPherson County, or 620-241-1523. Rickey Roberts, Marion County, or 620-382-2325. Darren Busick, Reno County, or 620-662-2371. Zach Simon, Sedgwick County, or 316-660-0153.
Jan. 16: Atchison, Atchison Heritage Conference Center, 710 S. Ninth
K-State Research and Extension office contacts: Ray Ladd, Atchison County, or 913-833-5450; David Hallauer, Meadowlark District, or 785-863-2212; Matt Young, Brown County, or 785-742-7871; Mindy Young, Doniphan County,  or 785-985-3623.
Lunch will be provided, courtesy of the sponsors. There is no cost to attend, but participants are asked to pre-register by Jan. 5 for the Jan. 9 school in Hesston, and by Jan. 12 for the Jan. 16 school in Atchison.
Online registration is available at K-State Corn Production Management Schools ( or by emailing or calling the nearest local K-State Research and Extension office for the location participants plan to attend.
For more information, contact: Ignacio Ciampitti, K-State crop production and cropping systems specialist at or 785-532-6940; or Greg Krissek, chief executive officer of Kansas Corn, or 785-448-6922.