Ag PhD Scouting & Scholarships
Saturday, June 29th | 9:30am – 3pm

This event is geared toward high school and college students, as well as any farmers under 30 years old, but anyone with a desire to learn more about agronomy is welcome to attend.

Plus, we will be awarding 100+ college scholarships to attendees that will be enrolled in any post-secondary school in the fall.


In-field breakout sessions will provide hands-on education, including the following topics:

  • How to pull a soil sample
  • Using root pits to understand soil health, compaction, crop root growth and development, and more
  • How to pull plant tissue tests and interpret the data to improve crop health
  • Soil and crop health benefits of drainage tile
  • The impacts of using natural soil microbes in production agriculture
  • Fertilizer use and recommendations
  • Pesticide safety
  • Carbon credits
  • Saving for retirement

We will also provide a guide to effective field scouting, including:

  • Staging crops, plant growth and development
  • How to determine planting depth
  • What you can learn by digging up plant roots
  • Weed, insect, and disease identification
  • How to compare and evaluate seed variety performance