The 2019 CCA Update meeting date is Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at the Paynesville Legion (click here for map). The update was originally developed to educate Certified Crop Advisers in the competency area of soil and water management. We continue to design the updates with the major emphasis in the soil and water management area. But we also have included other timely agronomic and policy information to keep you up-to-date with the latest and greatest! The program is open to all interested individuals, including producers; local, state and federal employees with an interest in natural resource protection. Please see information below for registration.

Mark your calendars and register TODAY! You won't be disappointed! Please share this meeting information to other interested people.

 This training is open to anyone who pre-registers (registration information and agenda below). The PRE-REGISTRATION cost for the day is $45.00 per person, which includes training materials, refreshments, and a noon meal. Registration will be $95 for those who do not pre-register. Also, there will be no refunds for the people that pre-register and are unable to attend (please send someone to attend for you!). We are seeking CCA Board approval for 6 CEUs.

Please pre-register by Friday, September 6, 2019, so we can have an accurate head count for the noon meal. Please call Missy at 320-243-3494 if you need special arrangements.

Meeting schedule:

Time Topic Speaker
8:00-8:30am: Registration
8:30-9:30am Conservation drainage management Jeff Strock, University of Minnesota
9:30-10:30am Fertility management update Dan Kaiser, University of Minnesota
10:30-10:45am Break
10:45-11:45am Weather and climate update Kenny Blumenfeld
11:45-12:45pm: Lunch
12:45-1:45pm  Maximizing the 4 R’s of nitrogen fertilizer management Alan Blaylock, Nutrien
1:45-2:45pm   Pest management Bruce Potter, University of Minnesota
2:45-3:00pm: Break
3:00-4:00pm Weed management – a career’s worth of observations from a weed scientist Jeff Gunsolus, University of Minnesota


Note: This Update meeting will provide 6 CEUs:


  • Soil and Water:  2
  • Nutrient management: 2
  • Pest management: 2
In Person
  • Stearns County SWCD
  • Paynesville Farmers Union Coop
Training Type
Upcoming Training

Paynesville American Legion
770 Old Highway 23 W
Paynesville, MN 56362
United States

Registration Deadline

Registration Fee must be included with pre-registration. Make checks payable to “Paynesville Farmers Union Coop”.  Mail check and registration form to (no refunds):

  • Paynesville Farmers Union Coop
  • ATTN: Missy Tessmer
  • 419 Business 23 East, PO BOX 53
  • Paynesville, MN 56362

Questions about registration? Email: or call: 320-243-3494

Registration Form:  please print

2019 CCA Update; Wednesday, September 11

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