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SDSU Extension to Host Winter Agronomy Meetings and Private Pesticide Applicator Trainings in Southeast South Dakota

BROOKINGS, S.D. - SDSU Extension will host winter agronomy meetings in Mitchell, Sioux Falls and Yankton in January 2020.

All meetings will cover the following topics led by SDSU Extension staff and partners:

  • Planning for Weed Control for 2020 – SDSU Extension Weed Science Coordinator Paul Johnson and SDSU Extension Weeds Field Specialist Gared Shaffer
  • Dealing with Farm Stress – Assistant Professor and SDSU Extension Mental Health Specialist Dr. Andrea Bjornestad
  • Will it be Another 2019? 2020 Climate Outlook – SDSU Extension State Climatologist Laura Edwards (Jan. 2, Jan. 21); Service Hydrologist for the National Weather Service Mike Gillispie (Jan. 13)
  • The Bottom Line: Farm Financial Planning for 2020 – Program Director of the South Dakota Center for Farm/Ranch Management Will Walter (Jan. 2); SDSU Extension Crops Business Management Field Specialist Jack Davis (Jan. 13, Jan. 21)
  • Boldly Go Where No Man has Gone Before: Planting on Prevent Plant Acres – SDSU Extension Crop Production Associate Jonathan Kleinjan

Additional details: To obtain or re-certify a private pesticide applicator license, applicators are required to attend from 9 AM CST - 12 PM CST prior to each meeting. Those attending only the agronomy meeting are welcome to join beginning at 11 AM CST for the ‘Planning Weed Control for 2020’ presentation. Lunch will be served at noon for those staying for the afternoon presentations.

Agronomy Meetings


Date: January 2, 2020
Location: Mitchell Technical Institute Technology Center Amphitheatre (1800 E. Spruce St.)
Meeting Time: 11 AM CST - 4 PM CST

Sioux Falls

Date: January 13, 2020
Location: Morningside Community Center (2400 S. Bahnson Ave. adjacent to Harvey Dunn School)
Meeting Time: 11 AM CST - 4 PM CST


Date: January 21, 2020
Location: Jo Dean’s Restaurant (2809 Broadway Ave.)
Meeting Time: 11 AM CST - 4 PM CST


No pre-registration is required. All meetings are free of cost to attend and open to the public courtesy of SDSU Extension and the following sponsors: DEKALB® Asgrow® and Pioneer®.

For more information, contact SDSU Extension Agronomy Field Specialist Sara Bauder at by email or 605.995.7378 or visit the Extension Events page.