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6th Annual Agronomy Field Day, July 19

Published Friday, June 28, 2024

Dr. Toland Speaking at the 2023 Field Day
Dr. Toland Speaking at the 2023 Field Day

The sixth annual SMSU Agronomy Field Day is scheduled for Friday, July 19 from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Jon Knochenmus Center for Innovation and SMSU Agronomy Field Trials Farm site, located on the north edge of Marshall.

The day will include lunch, tours, and presentations highlighting SMSU field-trial research, as well as other related programs and projects. The schedule includes:

  • Welcome, Raphael Onyeaghala, Dean of the College of Business, Education, and Professional Studies
  • SMSU Field Trials and Valuable Hands-on Internship Learning Experiences, Adam Alford, SMSU Agronomy Associate Professor with Dante Fertig, SMSU Intern
  • Cultivating Edamame: SMSU’s New Food Product Development Project, Soma Mukherjee, SMSU Culinology Assistant Professor
  • Impact of Resistant Soybean Aphid Populations on Yield, Andrew Lueck, Next Gen Ag Researcher and Consultant
  • MN Soybean Production Research Update, David Kee, Director of Research for MN Soybean Research & Promotion Council
  • Hemp Erosion Control, Matthew Leiphon, AURI Project Manager
  • Mindful Meals and Composting: Impacting our Community through Sustainability Initiatives, Marsha Rose-Grimes, SMSU Enactus Advisor & Sam Lund, SMSU Enactus Student
  • Meet the 2024 Ralco/SMSU Ag Interns, Nankling Andrew, Clara Bader, Micah Greenfield, Whitney Bruns, Reagan Barnett, and Owen Knochenmus. Students are engaged in animal & plant research, and in SMSU’s Microbiology Lab under the advisement of Dr. Tony Greenfield, SMSU Biology Professor.

“The SMSU Agronomy Field Day is a way to connect with the community and with local producers,” said Dr. Gerald Toland, Professor and Chair of the Agriculture, Culinology, and Hospitality Management Department. “It’s a great outreach opportunity to let them see the hands-on research in a real-world setting that prepares our students for careers in agriculture.”

The event sponsors include Ralco, Deutz Heritage Farm, Millborn Seeds, Minnesota Corn Growers Association, the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council, and the SMSU Foundation.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP for lunch by Monday, July 14 at The farm site is located at 2927 265th Avenue, Marshall, Minn.


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