Great educational meeting!

Attended the Research Professionals meeting at SWROC Lamberton on Thursday, January 10. The University of Minnesota is doing some fantastic work to make farming viable long term but some things need to change or we (farmers) will risk losing a lot of tools from our toolbox. I’m speaking metaphorically of course. These tools include continued management of weeds and insects that threaten our livelihood. If we continue without change, change will be forced on us with large monetary costs, not but the government or companies but by being caught off guard to things already happening.

It’s very disappointing to see a room full of crop consultant with a few scattered farmers. The same was true at the December Short Course meeting held in Minneapolis. It’s time for farmers to wake up and take a stand for their own future! Get educated. The U of M has some great opportunities.

Proceedings link. Should be active by January 25, 2013.

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