2014 Corn and wheat short course registration now open

Published 6:53 pm Monday, November 10, 2014

AUBURN, Alabama–Registration for the Alabama Extension 2014 Corn and Wheat Short Course is now open. This year’s workshop is set for Dec. 15-16 and will be held at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. The conference will feature a diverse range of speakers from multiple universities and government agencies including Auburn University, University of Georgia, Mississippi State University, and the United States Department of Agriculture- Agriculture Research Service.

“We have an excellent group of speakers, just as we did last year,” said Brenda Ortiz, Alabama Extension grain specialist. “We are excited for the valuable learning opportunities they offer our attendees.”

Grain marketing strategies, irrigation scheduling, nutrient management, weed, pest and disease management and climate outlooks are just a few of the workshop discussion topics. A complete agenda can be found here.

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One program highlight said Ortiz will be a talk by Dr. Wesley Porter. Porter, who serves as both the Alabama Extension and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension’s irrigation specialist, will discuss current irrigation issues and options for improvements in Georgia and Alabama.

Continuing education credits will be available for Certified Crop Advisors. Ortiz said that producers will also be able to get pesticide training points at the meeting.

Registration for the 2014 Corn and Wheat Short Course is required. The registration fee is $20 per person. Online registration can be found here.

For more information or if you have difficulties registering online, contact Kay Holloway at hollokm@auburn.edu  or Ortiz at bortiz@auburn.edu or (334) 844-3899.