CSU Holds Crop Production Workshop at LCC January 8


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Area farmers are invited to a Crop Production Workshop sponsored by DuPont Pioneer and Colorado State University Extension.  The workshop will take place in the Bowman Building at the Lamar Community College on Wednesday January 8th, 2014.  The program will start at 9:30 am.   

Topics to be discussed are best management practices for irrigated corn, nitrogen management, sorghum production, resistant weed control, as well as precision technologies.  The program has been approved for CCA and CEU credits.  Lunch will be provided. For more information on the program and directions to Lamar Community College please contact your local Extension Office or Wilma Trujillo at 719 336-7734 or wilma.trujillo@colostate.edu. 

Speakers include: 

Dr. Cory Mills:  Pioneer Hi-Bred Research Scientist, Drought Maize Traits.  Dr. Mills has a Ph.D. in Agronomy from Texas Tech University, studying drought tolerant characteristics among cotton, sorghum, and castor within variable SDI watering regimes. He also has B.S. degree in Crop and Soil Science from Brigham Young University and an M.S. in Crop Science from the University of Georgia. Cory started with Pioneer in May of 2010 and specializes in the development and deployment of new phenotyping technologies for agronomic traits, with a specific focus on drought tolerance.   Currently resides in Garden City. 

Jack Lyons: Mr. Lyons has an extensive dryland farm background in southeastern Washington.  In 1973, he obtained a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.  Jack has forty year-service with DuPont, 7 years in Manufacturing of Ag Products in LaPorte, TX and 33 years as Sales Rep based in Amarillo, TX.  Over the years, his territory has included the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, northern New Mexico and recently southwest Kansas and southeastern Colorado.  He is also a CCA certified. 

Russell French, CCA:  Mr. French is currently an Account Manager for DuPont Pioneer.  Russell has a B.S. in Crop Protection from Kansas State University.  He has 13 years of crop consulting experience in SW Kansas with Servi-Tech, Inc.  Russell has been employed with Pioneer for 22 years as an Account Manager. 

Eric Moore: Eric graduated from Ft Hays State University with a BS in Agronomy.  He has been a crop consultant for 13 years, Pioneer Field Agronomist for 5 years, Sales Effectiveness Manager for 1 year.  He is also a CCA certified. 

Dr. Brian Arnall:  Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University with extension, teaching and research responsibilities.  His research efforts are focused on precision technologies and nutrient management in all of Oklahoma’s cropping systems with an emphasis in site specific techniques.  He works closely with extension educators and industry personnel to improve nutrient management practices in Oklahoma that will lead to increased profitability of Oklahoma producers.  He currently has several ongoing studies focused at the developed of methods to use sensor based technologies in cotton production and ground truthing the use of sensor in wheat production.  In addition Dr. Arnall is involved in many extension projects such as demonstrating the benefits of liming and the evaluation of nutrient products that are marketed in Oklahoma. 

Cole Randol:  In 1995, Cole received a B.S. in Agri-Buisness Management from the University of Wyoming.  Upon graduating, he worked 8 years as a crop consultant for Servi-Tech.  He consulted in northeast CO and the NE Panhandle on all major field/row crops.  In 2003 he joined Pioneer as a field Sales Agronomist for 2 years prior to moving into various technical agronomy, marketing, and managerial roles.  Currently, Cole is the Technical Product Manager.  He has been in this role for 5 years and works directly with plant breeders, research scientists, and field teams for new product testing, commercialization, and trait characterization.

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