LTC to host seminars on agribusiness
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CLEVELAND, WI –
Lakeshore Technical College will host the Progressive Operators Seminar Series to bring experts in agriculture to area farmers. The two-part seminar will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 27 and March 23.
The seminars are designed to help agribusiness professionals increase producer profits and to learn the newest agricultural practices. The 2012 Progressive Operators Series will address cover crop interseeding, nutrient management standards, and precision agriculture.
Speakers for the Jan. 27 seminar include:
Charles Hammer, Hammer & Kavazanjian Farms of Beaver Dam, will discuss “How Reduced Tillage Systems Have Worked For Us”; Sue Porter, nutrient management specialist with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, will talk about “Changing Environmental Regulations and DATCP Services”; Tim Harrigan, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering professor at Michigan State University, will cover “Soil Conservation Observations and Issues,” “Reintegrating Manure and Cover Crops in Livestock-Based Cropping Systems,” and “MSU Tillage Radish Findings.” Jim Stute, University of Wisconsin-Extension Crops and Soils Educator in Rock County, will discuss “Grow Your Own Nitrogen with Red Clover Cover Crops” and “What we have learned about growing Tillage Radish in Wisconsin?” Cost for the seminar is $60; refer to class No. 21252.
Speakers for the March 23 seminar include:
Matthew Digman, research agricultural/biological engineer with the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, USDA-Agricultural Research Service, will present “Is Precision Ag Technology and Equipment Worth The Hassle?” and “The economics of using ‘turn-offs’ and auto steer.”; Rock River Laboratory Inc. of Watertown will present “Soil Sampling and Field Mapping Services: What Have We Learned?” A panel of producers, their agronomist and technology suppliers and custom operators will share their experiences with precision agriculture. Cost for the seminar is $60; refer to class No. 21253.
The seminars are a collaboration of Lakeshore Technical College Farm Business and Production Management Program, Eastern Wisconsin UW Extension Service, and Sheboygan and Manitowoc County Soil and Water Conservation Service. To register by phone, call 888.GO TO LTC (888-468-6582), ext. 1366, or register online at gotoltc.edu. For questions or detailed information, call Ruth at 920-693-1167 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Lakeshore Technical College
Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering 100 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates, and apprenticeship programs. In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing educational opportunities.
Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland; additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc and LTC Sheboygan; Community Education Centers at area high schools in Kiel, Mishicot, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville, and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites. LTC’s mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 79% of LTC graduates work in the LTC District which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee Counties. Visit LTC at: gotoltc.edu.