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November 18, 2013   Email to Friend 

AUBURN TO HOST CORN AND WHEAT SHORT COURSE
Mary Johnson
(334) 235-1406
November 18, 2013

AUBURN, Ala., — Alabama farmers are invited to the “Corn and Wheat Short Course” Dec. 16-17 at the E.V. Smith Research Center in Shorter. Hosted by Auburn University, the theme focuses on the skills and practices farmers need to feed a growing world population.

“We are hoping for an eye-opening, freewheeling discussion on the future of wheat and corn production in Alabama,” said Dr. Brenda Ortiz, an Alabama Cooperative Extension System specialist and Auburn assistant professor. “The good news is that farmers in Alabama and throughout the country are consistently demonstrating that it is possible to raise yields while remaining environmentally sustainable.”

Topics include spacing and planting; nitrogen, pest and weed management; marketing; and storage. Presenters represent the U.S. Department of Agriculture and seven land-grant universities in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Oklahoma. During a growers’ panel, farmers will discuss how information from the course can be applied to their operations.

The event is free, but participants are asked to RSVP by calling (334) 844-3899 or emailing hollokm@auburn.edu.

Click here for a pamphlet with the event schedule.


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