ST. PAUL, MINN. February 13, 2017 – The Applied Plant Sciences Graduate Program from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities will host the 4th University of Minnesota Annual Production Agriculture Symposium highlighting cropping system diversity at the Continuing Education and Conference Center at the St. Paul Campus Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration for the Symposium is free and Certified Crop Consultant Continuing Education Units will be available. Lunch will be provided.

The symposium aims to bring together researchers, producers, industry, students and various other professionals to share and discuss about increasing cropping system diversity. Cover crop and perennial crop researcher Dr. Marisol Berti of NDSU will be our morning keynote speaker, and landscape ecologist Dr. Lisa Schulte-Moore of Iowa State University will be our afternoon keynote speaker. In addition, there will be breakout sessions with researcher presentations, a poster session with prizes, a panel discussion, and space for exhibitors.

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The Production Agriculture Symposium is sponsored by DuPont Pioneer, Coca Cola, University of Minnesota - Student Services, University of Minnesota - Council of Graduate Students, and Albert Lea Seed House.


The University of Minnesota Production Agriculture Symposium is a free event designed to promote interaction among student scientists, producers, academia, and industry.  It is one of a series of symposia flag-shipped by DuPont Pioneer in collaboration Universities internationally. In Minnesota, we strive for an audience of those in agricultural production: farmers throughout the state and Midwest, University students and researchers in agronomic fields, as well as industry and research leaders in Minnesota and throughout the country. For more information on the DuPont Pioneer Plant Symposia Series visit

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Published: Monday, 13 February 2017 15:33