Corn College Consultant / Retailer Session - Illinois

Heyworth (near Bloomington), Illinois
Monday, July 16, 2012


Corn College Consultant / Retailer Session - Illinois
Monday, July 16, 2012

Corn College Campus
9051 Bucks Road
Heyworth (near Bloomington), Illinois 61745
United States

This is the ONLY Corn College program that will offer CCA credits.

Hands-on Field Training

The Summer Semester for Consultants/Retailers is tailored to professionals serving farmers. Led by Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie and Bill Bauer of B&M Crop Consulting, the event includes general instruction, breakout sessions in the field and an expo showcasing corn production tools. The curriculum is targeted so it can be used to broaden the agronomic knowledge consultants, company and cooperative agronomists and dealers can offer producers.

Founded in 2008, the Corn College builds on the success of the Farm Journal Test Plot program, which has been helping farmers do a better job of growing corn for 19 years. It is a direct response to requests from farmers for more access to the vast corn production knowledge of Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie.

This special session in the Corn College Summer Semester offers:

  • A one-day session for consultants/retailers offering approximately 9 CCA credits (no other summer sessions will offer CCA credits).

    Nutrient Management: 3 credits
    Soil & Water Management: 1 credit
    Integrated Pest Management: 4 credits
    Crop Management: 1 credit

  • Hands-on Farm Journal agronomy classes with no sales pitch.
  • Integrated classroom and field training to help attendees quickly move their production skills to the next level
  • Classes that help attendees understand the Ken Ferrie’s Systems Approach to Crop Production
  • Training that helps attendees learn agronomic management techniques that raise yields and increase dollar/acre return.
  • Unprecedented access to Ken Ferrie and Bill Bauer – in group settings, breakouts and with question/answer venues

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    Host Hotel:
    NOTE: the Marriott is sold out.  Listed below are other area hotels you may wish to call to see if they have available rooms. There are no discounts or room blocks held at these hotels. No preference or recommendation is given to any of these hotels, they are simply listed for your convenience.
  • Country Inn & Suites Bloomington-Normal Airport (309) 662-3100
  • Holiday Inn Express West (309) 820-9990
  • Baymont Inn & Suites (309) 662-2800
  • Comfort Inn Normal (309) 452-8588


  • Marriott Bloomington-Normal Hotel & Convention Center (SOLD OUT)
    201 Broadway Avenue
    Normal, IL 61761
    Direct Phone: 309-862-9000

    Marriott Bloomington-Normal Hotel & Convention Center is the host hotel for Corn College.  Hotel accommodations are available at a discounted rate of $115 plus taxes.
    Please call reservations at 888-236-2427 and ask for the Corn College rate.
    Rooms need to be booked before June 28, 2012 in order to obtain this discounted rate.
86 spaces remaining

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Payment via check:
    Please make checks payable to: Farm Journal Media

    Mail checks to:
    Farm Journal Media
    Attn: Tony Smith
    102 MacKinlay Kantor Dr.
    Webster City, IA 50595

    Single Attendee Registration Rates:

    Early Bird Rate through June 8, 2012 - $499

    Registration Rate after June 8, 2012 - $569

    Multiple Attendee Registration Rates:
    (All attendees must register together and be from the same operation)

    Early Bird Rate through June 8, 2012 - $499 for the 1st person and $489 for each additional person

    Registration Rate after June 8, 2012 - $569 for the 1st person and $519 for each additional person