The University of Minnesota Extension and the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism are hosting the 2020 Crop Management Input Seminar on Thursday, Dec. 19.

This event will run 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Hutchinson Event Center with educational speakers, agribusiness vendors, lunch and more. This year's presenters include:

  • Fall Urea Application in Minnesota Multi-Year Research Results presented by Jeff Vetsch, researcher, University of Minnesota Southern Research and Outreach Center
  • Farming with your Neighbor Panel featuring local farmers
  • Potassium Guidelines: Past, Present and Future presented by Dan Kaiser, extension soil specialist, University of Minnesota Extension
  • Corn and Soybean Disease Threats presented by Dean Malvick, extension plant pathologist, University of Minnesota Extension
  • Let's Talk Tiling Panel
  • Ag Person of the Year Award presented by the Hutchinson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
  • 2018 Farm Bill: What's New and Signup Decisions presented by Robert Craven, extension economist and director of the Center for Farm Financial Management and Farm Service Agency

The cost of the seminar including lunch is $20. Tickets are available from sponsors and at the door. For a copy of the brochure, visit For more information or to reserve your spot, call Karen Johnson, extension educator, at 320-484-4303 or email

Juliana Thill is editor of Crow River Business, Zest magazine and Dockside magazine, which are published by the Hutchinson Leader and Litchfield Independent Review.

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