K-State Research and Extension News
January 30, 2014
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K-State Soybean Schools to be held around Kansas in February

Concurrent sessions planned on the use of new technologies

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University is partnering with companies and organizations to present K-State Soybean Schools in four locations during February.

The program at each location addresses a number of issues in depth, including crop production practices; nutrient and soil fertility; and insect, weed, and disease management, according to Ignacio Ciampitti, crop production specialist with K-State Research and Extension.

New this year are concurrent sessions on the use of new technologies, including web tools growers can use to make production decisions, as well as mobile apps and images.

Each school starts with registration at 8:30 a.m. and the program at 9 a.m., with a complimentary lunch. There is no fee to attend but participants are asked to register by Feb. 17 either online at Soybean Production Schools or by contacting the K-State Research and Extension agent at the location they plan to attend.

Dates, locations and contact information are:

  • Monday, Feb. 24 – Topeka – Washburn Tech Conference Center - Leroy Russell, lrussell@ksu.edu or 785-232-0062 Ext. #0;
  • Tuesday, Feb. 25 – Pittsburg – Memorial Auditorium – Josh Coltrain – jcoltrain@ksu.edu or 620-724-8233;
  • Thursday, Feb. 27 – Concordia – Cloud County Community College - Kim Larson – kclarson@ksu.edu or 785-243-8185; and
  • Friday, Feb. 28 – Newton – Ryan Flaming – Meridian Center - flaming@ksu.edu or 316-284-6930.

The schools are sponsored by K-State Research and Extension in conjunction with the Kansas Soybean Commission, and supported by The Climate Corporation, BASF, Bayer CropScience, DuPont, Syngenta, and KFRM 550 AM radio.

Participants are eligible to earn continuing education credits.


K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledge for the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experiment fields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.

Story by: Mary Lou Peter
K-State Research & Extension News

Dr. Ignacio Ciampitti - ciampitti@ksu.edu