n past columns I have visited with you about the Virtual Coffee Shop sessions that are available to view on your computer. The Coffee Shop is a web-based, interactive discussion hosted by Extension experts that lets South Dakota agricultural producers and the public take part in conversations and share insight on a wide range of topics.
The schedule for Jan. has been released and the following programs will be available to the public.
On Jan. 6th Extension Plant Pathologist, Larry Osborne will answer questions on plant disease topics. Jan. 13th will feature Dick Nicolai, Extension Farm Machinery and Safety Specialist addressing winter preparedness and cold weather safety.
Calving time nutrition and management will be the topic on Jan. 20th. It will be presented by Extension Beef Specialist Cody Wright.
The final Coffee Shop session for Jan. will examine crop budgets. It will be aired on Jan. 27th with Don Guthmiller, Extension Area Farm Management from Hamlin County speaking.
Visit the Extension Virtual Coffee Shop website at http://www.sdstate.edu/ps/vcs/index.cfm. For more information on VC contact the Spink County Extension Service at 605-472-5006 or Jim Wilson at 605-688-4752.
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Private Applicator Recertification At Clinic
Next week the Brown County Crop Clinic will take place at the Ramada Inn in Aberdeen. It is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 6.
The day-long clinic will feature information on the latest in agronomic research and topics from SDSU Extension specialists and educators. The program starts at 9:30 a.m. with the results from the Brown County Crop Improvement plots.
The morning will also include general sessions on plant diseases, SDSU variety trials, and crop marketing. The afternoon will feature information on weed control and soybean insect research.
Lunch will be served at noon. A presentation on the new Grow program will be over the noon hour.
The afternoon will also feature breakout sessions from 3-5 p.m. This will include talks featuring information on cover crops, soil conservation, ag drainage, and winter grain production.
Those wanting to update or obtain a Private Applicator license can do so by attending designated sessions during the day. Please bring your driver's license if you are certifying.
Contact the Brown County Extension Office at (605) 626-7120, Edmunds County Extension at (605) 426-6971 or Spink County Extension at (605) 472-5006.
Jan. 10 - 4-H Camp Meeting, 4-H Building, Ipswich, 11 a.m.
Jan. 10 - 4-H Leader's Meeting, Courthouse Community Room, Redfield, 5 p.m.
Jan. 12 - Private Applicator Training, Courthouse Community Room, Redfield, 6:30 p.m.