University of Minnesota Extension is offering seven small grain workshops across southern Minnesota in
February to address successful small grain management.

“Whether you are a farmer or crop consultant already producing small grains, or a farmer looking for another crop to add to the rotation, these workshops are for you,” says Jared Goplen, Extension Educator in Crops. “Workshops will focus on production agronomics, variety selection, and economics, and include an open-forum discussion for related topics and on-farm experiences.”

Workshops are sponsored by the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council. Lunch is included at all sites except Mora. Registration is free, and is strongly encouraged to assist with meal planning.

Please register by visiting or contact Jared Goplen at 320-589-1711 x2128 or [email protected] for more information.

Dates, Locations, Times and Contacts are as follows:

Monday, February 17 – Rochester, Heintz Center 12:30 – 4:00 (Contact Ryan Miller at 507-529-2759)
* Private Pesticide Applicator Training will precede the small grains program from 9:00 – 12:30.

Tuesday, February 18 – Le Center, 4-H Building, Le Sueur County Fairgrounds 9:00 – 1:00 (Contact
Shane Bugeja at 515-708-3486)
Wednesday, February 19 – Cold Spring, Great Blue Heron, 9:00 – 1:00 (Contact Joe Krippner at 320-

Wednesday, February 19 – Mora, Kanabec County Courthouse, 1:00 – 4:00 (Contact Jared Goplen at
320-589-1711 x2128)

Thursday, February 20 – Granite Falls, The Rock: Dining and Events, 8:30 – 11:30 (Contact Dorian
Gatchell at 320-321-3615)

Thursday, February 20 – Slayton, Murray County 4H-Building, Event Hall, 1:00 – 4:00 (Contact: Melissa
Runck at 507-836-6927).

* The Murray County Crops program will precede the small grains program from 9:00 a.m. –
12:30 p.m.

Friday, February 21 – Benson, Hanny’s, 10:00 – 2:30 (Contact: Scott Lee at 320-760-6129).
Presenters may vary by location, but include Jochum Wiersma, University of Minnesota Extension