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August 14, 2019

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SROC is hiring a farm animal attendant to work in the calf research program, work with calves, feeding & record keeping. To view the full position description and apply visit: http://www.umn.edu/jobs and search for Job ID: 332204

With questions about the position, contact David Ziegler at (507) 837-5645.

UMN Extension Corn Specialist Jeff Coulter will present a seminar on sustainable corn-based cropping systems at the University of Minnesota Southern Research & Outreach Center on Thursday, August 8, at 10:00 a.m. This seminar will discuss recent advances in cover cropping, crop rotation, and nitrogen management to provide a base for further innovations in corn-based cropping systems. The seminar is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

Corn is the most ecologically and economically significant crop in Minnesota and the United States. From 2016 to 2018, corn was planted on 41 and 29% of the annual cropland in Minnesota and the United States, respectively. Therefore, it is imperative that corn-based cropping systems be productive, environmentally sustainable, and profitable. Important challenges in corn production include nitrogen management, soil conservation, and variability in growing conditions. Integrated agronomic practices based on ecological principles are key to addressing these issues and achieving sustainable corn-based cropping systems.