Farming for Success

Field & Forage Crops

Join us for Farming for Success, an agronomic field day for farmers, industry representatives, and other agricultural professionals. The field day promises to be an informative event featuring a wide range of crop production topics. Participants can see research plots in the field, learn from Penn State and Ag industry professionals, and visit with industry sponsors.

  • When

  • Thurs., June 29, 2017
    (9:00 AM - 3:00 PM)

  • Where

  • Penn State SEAREC
    1446 Auction Rd.
    Manheim, PA 17545

The Farming for Success field day is planned and organized by local members of the Penn State Extension Field and Forage Crop Team, with support from:

  • The Pennsylvania No-till Alliance
  • The Pennsylvania Corn Growers Association
  • The Pennsylvania Soybean Board
  • Numerous Local Agricultural Businesses

Topics to be Covered

Participants will choose from three different tracks based upon their interests. Tour stops and sessions will include:

  • Keynote Address: Russell Redding, PA Secretary of Agriculture.
  • Herbicide Resistant Weed ID & Control. (View plots with Dicamba and 2,4-D Resistant Soybeans)
  • Planting Green Demonstration (hosted by the Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance)
  • Understanding & Using Electrical Conductivity Soil Testing
  • Cover Crop & Planting Green Plot Tour
  • In-Furrow Fungicides
  • Advanced Nitrogen Management Techniques in Corn Production
  • Grain Handling & Grain Bin Safety
  • Farm Transitioning & Exit Strategies
  • Fusarium Head Blight Control Strategies
  • Herbicide Timing Impacts on Soybean Yield
  • Farmer BMP Survey Results & the Chesapeake Bay
  • Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Update
  • . . .and many more!


Participants will have the opportunity to visit with our sponsors from the chemical and seed industries, local equipment dealers, ag. lenders, and crop production professionals.

Credit Information

  • 5 Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits
  • 2.5 Pennsylvania Nutrient Management points
  • Pennsylvania Pesticide Points


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