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Kansas StateResearch and Extension in conjunction with the Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission,and supported by the Sorghum Checkoff, Chromatin, Inc., KFRM 550 AM radiostation, and Bayer CropScience (Huskie), will hold in-depth Sorghum Schools atfour locations throughout Kansas.

Meetingdates span Feb. 11-14 and address a number of issues facing by sorghum growers:risk management, irrigation management, crop production practices, nutrient andsoil fertility, weed, insect, and disease management. Each sorghum school willbegin with registration at 8:30 a.m., the program will start at 9:00 a.m.,there will be a lunch at 12:00 noon, and the program will conclude at 3:30 p.m.

As a newfeature for these Schools, concurrent sessions will be held on the use of newtechnologies (Web-tools & Apps) for farming. Commercial Applicator Recertification and CCA credits have been appliedfor.

K-State Sorghum SchoolSchedule:

Tuesday,Feb. 11 - Scott City - William Carpenter 4 H Building
Wednesday, Feb. 12 - Beloit - NC Kansas Technical College Auditorium
Thursday, Feb. 13 - Wichita - Sedgwick County Extension Center
Friday, Feb. 14 - Manhattan - International Grain Programs Building

Producershave two options to register for these Schools (before Feb. 3):

1. Online athttp://bit.ly/KSUSorghum

2.Contacting the following Extension Agents (related to each location):

Scott City: John Beckman jbeckman@ksu.edu; 620-872-2930

Beloit: SandraWick swick@ksu.edu; 785-282-6823

Wichita: ZachSimon zsimon@ksu.edu; 316-660-0100

Manhattan: GregMcClure gmcclure@ksu.edu; 785-537-6350

 

KansasSorghum School Presenters (depending on location):

CurtisThompson, Weed Management Specialist
Ignacio Ciampitti, Crop Production/Cropping Systems Specialist
Dorivar Ruiz-Diaz, Nutrient Management Specialist
Doug Jardine, Extension Plant Pathologist
Bill Golden, Natural Resource Economist, Dept. of Agricultural Economics
Doo-Hong Min, Southwest Area Crops and Soil Specialist
Jonathan Aguilar, Extension Water Engineer, SW Res.-Ext. Ctr., Garden City
Sarah Zuckoff, Extension Entomologist, SW Res.-Ext. Ctr., Garden City
Jeff Whitworth, Extension Entomologist
JP Michaud, Entomologist, K-State Agricultural Research Center-Hays
Brian McCormack, Entomologist

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