Advancing Ag series

The Advancing Ag series provides opportunities for crop producers, ag professionals, and others engaged in the agricultural industry to engage in a dialogue with University of Minnesota researchers and other specialists. Each Advancing Ag event brings together a diverse panel of researchers and specialists to address a crop production topic from multiple disciplines.

Advancing Ag events will be held on the fourth Wednesday of every month. The events are free to attend but participants must pre-register. Each session will be recorded and posted on YouTube at a later date. Certified crop advisors can self-apply for CEUs participating in each session.

    April webinar: Benefits of cover crops in regions with limited growing conditions

    Wednesday, April 28 | 11 am - noon

    Associate Professor Axel Garcia y Garcia will lead a panel discussion covering a range of cover crops and soil health topics including regenerative agriculture to enhance carbon sequestration and credit, digital technologies to enhance cover crop management, and the economic considerations behind cover crop decisions. Panelists include:

    • José Hernández, Senior Agronomic Data Scientist at Indigo Agriculture
    • William Lazarus, Professor and Extension Economist at the University of Minnesota
    • Guillermo Marcillo, Ag Systems Modeler at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    • Jay Norton, Professor and Soils Extension Specialist at University of Wyoming

    Register to attend the April webinar

    Recording archive

    March webinar: Smart manure management: Innovative practices that are showing great potential to improve our food production system

    February 2021 webinar: Building resilience against extreme weather events: Soil health and water management

    January 2021 webinar: Soybean pest management pre-plant decisions - how to balance host plant resistance, chemical decisions and risk