University Of Minnesota Nitrogen Smart Training Coming To Oronoco February 9

Published online: Feb 03, 2024 News
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The University of Minnesota will be offering its popular Nitrogen Smart training on Friday, Feb. 9 starting at 9 a.m. in Oronoco. The session will be held at the People’s Energy Cooperative building, Lake Shady Ave. S, in Oronoco, just off of U.S. Highway 52.

The Advanced Nitrogen Smart session focusing on manure will be presented in the afternoon starting at 1 p.m.

Most involved in agriculture in southeast Minnesota are aware of the issues surrounding nitrates in groundwater and the recent EPA directive to the state to take additional action to address the problem. It is imperative that farmers understand the issues, as well as how they can help address the situation. The Nitrogen Smart training covers the background and issues surrounding nitrates in both surface and groundwater.

The nitrogen cycle, which dictates how nitrogen behaves in the environment, will be covered in detail. University of Minnesota recommended practices will be covered along with the research that went into their development. Finally, there will be discussion regarding how farmers can proactively address these issues on their own farms.

Thanks to the generous support of the Minnesota Corn Growers and their checkoff, there is no preregistration required and no cost to attend.

For more information you can visit our website at: z.umn.edu/NitrogenSmart.