Michiana Irrigated Corn and Soybean Conference on March 6

The Michiana Irrigated Corn and Soybean Conference in Shipshewana, Indiana, will prepare farmers and irrigation professionals for the 2023 growing season.

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The 2023 Michiana Irrigated Corn and Soybean Conference will be held March 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST at the Blue Gate Theatre, 175 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565. This is a long-standing meeting hosted jointly by Purdue University and Michigan State University Extension for farmers and agribusiness professionals interested in irrigated crop production.

The cost is only $20 per person due to the generous sponsorship of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Corn Marketing Program of Michigan, and the Michigan Soybean Committee. Cost includes a light breakfast and a family-style meal served by the Blue Gate. Pre-registration deadline is Feb. 27, but walk-in registrations will be accepted at $30 per person.       

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The morning will begin at 8:30 a.m. with check-in and a light breakfast with the first session beginning at 9 a.m. The topics and the presenters for this year’s conference are as follows:

  • Soybean Cyst Nematode - Greg Tylka, Iowa State University
  • Managing Disease in Irrigated Systems - Marty Chilvers, Michigan State University
  • Intense Irrigated Corn and Soybean Management - Dan Quinn and Shaun Casteel, Purdue University
  • Anhydrous Ammonia Safety - Ann Kline, Purdue Extension
  • Economics of Water Use - Daran Rudnick, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Irrigated Land Values - Michael Langemeier, Purdue University
  • Improving and Maintaining Irrigation Equipment - Younsuk Dong, Michigan State University
  • Producer Panel – area producers

Available credits include PARP (1) and CCH (Category 1, Category 14, RT) for Indiana applicators and RUP (2 Commercial/Private Core or 1a) credits for Michigan applicators as well as five CEUs (1 IPM, 2 NM, 2 CM) for Certified Crop Advisors.

Contact the St. Joseph County MSU Extension office (269-467-5511 or msue.stjoseph@county.msu.edu) with questions about registration or the Noble County Purdue Extension office (260-636-2111 or nobleces@purdue.edu) with questions about the program.

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