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Coordinated Educational Program for Nutrient Management in Minnesota

Study author(s): Fabian Fernandez, University of Minnesota, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate
Years of study: 2018
Location(s): Mankato, MN and St. Cloud, MN

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The two conferences dedicated to fertilizers and agricultural nutrient management in Minnesota are supported by the Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council (AFREC). During the two events 303 attendees learned about the most up to date findings from Minnesota research supported by AFREC and others  organizations as well as Minnesota-relevant information presented by other cutting edger researchers from other states. These attendees are by in large multipliers of the information. In total they directly or indirectly influence nutrient management decisions impacting more and 5.5 million acres in Minnesota. Thus, these events likely represent one of the major vehicles for dissemination of the knowledge generated through AFREC supported research. In total 950 education credits (CEUs) were earned by consultants during the two events. The conferences were well received and there is a good indication that attendees saw value in the event and would like these conferences to continue in the future. Below is a summary of evaluations provided by attendees to each of the conferences.

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