Our Winter Education Meeting is now finalized. The meeting is being held in Mankato, MN on February 8-9, 2022. 

You can find the full Winter Education Meeting and Annual Meeting documents here.

February 8, 2022 – Hilton Garden Inn Mankato - 20 Civic Center Plaza

4:00- 5:00 pm                 MNICCA Annual Meeting - Meeting Room 905 (9th Floor)

5:00 – 6:00 pm               Dr. Dan Kaiser and Leanna Leverich, University of Minnesota – Updates on potassium research

6:00 – 8:00pm                Dinner/Supper at Olives Restaurant - provided by MNICCA

                                        (Olives is located on the first floor of the Hilton Garden Inn)

February 9, 2022 – Mayo Event Center Mankato - 1 Civic Center Plaza

7:30 - 8:00 am                Registration, Rolls and Coffee – located in Reception Hall

8:00 – 8:10 am               Welcome – Dan Nielsen – 2021 President of MNICCA

8:10 - 9:10 am                CARBON and SOIL HEALTH

Dr. David Ripplinger, AgEconomist - NDSU – The Economics of Carbon credit programs

9:10 – 10:10 am             Soil Health Testing – Laboratory perspectives and observations

  • Brent Jaenisch. AgVise Laboratory Benson, Minnesota
  • Lance Gunderson, MS, Regen Ag Lab Pleasanton, Nebraska (via Zoom)

10:10- 10:30 am             Break – Networking / Visit with MNICCA Sponsors

10:30 - 11:30 am            MARKET UPDATE

Zach Jans – ADM Fertilizer – Impacts of fertilizer markets on Minnesota growers and the outlook for spring

11:30 - 12:15 pm            Lunch – Najwa’s Catering

12:15 – 1:15 pm             Sponsor Showcase – MNICCA Sustaining members –Updates (10 minutes each)

1:15 - 2:30 pm                PLANT HEALTH

Dr. Alison Robertson, Iowa State University, Professor and Extension Field Pathologist – Crop disease management in 2022: tar spot of corn and seedling disease of soybean

2:30 - 2:45 pm                Break – Networking / Visit with MNICCA Sponsors

2:45 – 4:00 pm               TECHNOLOGY

  • Shawn Conley, University of Wisconsin, Soybean and Small Grains Extension Specialist Does precision matter when planting soybean?
  • Brian Luck, University of Wisconsin, Associate professor and extension specialist Optimizing planter technology for 2022 – Downforce, section control, and closing wheels - research results and key considerations

4:00 pm                          Group Discussion / Closing Remarks – Matt Wiebers MNICCA 2022 President

4:10 pm                          Adjourn

 

Bonus

FYI, the Nutrient Management Conference will be on February 8th in Mankato at the Mayo Event Center. You can register for conference using this link:

 https://blog-crop-news.extension.umn.edu/2021/12/save-dates-nitrogen-and-nutrient.html