UK to Offer Wheat Field School for Second Year
By Kelsey Mehl, Travis Legleiter, and Edwin Ritchey
After a successful first year, we are pleased to announce the next series of trainings of the 2018 Wheat Field School at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center (UKREC). This program is possible through the partnership and support of the Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association. The field school is an in-depth, hands-on training. As Dr. Ritchey described, “The purpose of this field school is to bring the classroom to the field."
There will be four trainings a year. Three will focus on a critical growth stage, with the fourth dedicated to a special topic. Class size for the general trainings is limited to 30 people per session. The class size for the special topic will be determined based on the subject matter. This smaller class size allows for greater opportunities for discussion between participants and instructors as well as more interactive field trainings. Anyone interested in wheat production is welcome to attend to expand their knowledge of wheat production. However, the intent is to train the trainers, such as consultants, managers, and crop advisors. For each session, there is a $60 registration fee. Lunch and materials are included in the fee.
Be on the lookout for more information on the 2018 Wheat Field School trainings. The first will be held March 1. Details to come.