Courses and Presentations on Soil Fertility Management    
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   Wish to learn more about successful soil fertility management?

         Higher yields, lower costs, fewer pest and disease problems, and
        irrigation savings are reported effects of 'feeding the soil and not the plant'.
             In response to demand from growers and consultants who want to learn
        more about the benefits of our program, we offer short courses periodically
        during the year.   These courses are based on the Albrecht principles of
        soil-based fertility management, and are at 'introductory' and 'advanced' level.
             In addition to the public seminars, we can also conduct private training
        sessions tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization.
             Kinsey Agricultural Services' public courses for 2015 with contact details 
        are listed below.

    K.A.S. Public Courses for 2015  
Modesto, California
Sandy Soils Advanced I Fertility Workshop
January 12 - 14th, 2015
Kinsey Ag
Arberdeen, South Dakota
January 27th - 29th, 2015
Ashburton, New Zealand
World Wide Ag Conference
June 22nd - 24th, 2015
      Can't make the location / date?      Let us know your preferences for future seminars.


    K.A.S.Courses for 2015  


 Modesto, California
 Monday, January 12th to Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
       Sandy Soils Advanced I Fertility Workshop

          This course deals with how to calculate calcium, magnesium and potassium 
          needs for sandy soils using actual soil samples from the US and various other 
          countries with TEC values from 1.00+ to 8.68.  A course notebook will be supplied 
          to each registrant that contains each sample used in the course and the proper 
          steps to be used in the formula to arrive at the same answer we would provide.  
          The program is designed using specific crop examples that are being grown on 
          each soil.  Each example has been chosen to show how to utilize the specific 
          laboratory soil analysis we use and arrive at the correct balance needed to provide 
          for the wide variety of crops that grow on low TEC soils.  This program will be a 
          series of soils dealing with extreme to mild deficiencies and excesses that show 
          examples of each required formula in all four different TEC categories as required 
          for supplying the proper fertility to achieve balance, plus desired crop yield and quality.

          An optional farm tour is planned, but limited to the number of passengers for one 
          bus (generally 40 -50 people, as we plan to discuss the soil tests and crops as we 
          travel) and it is uncertain as to how many of the attendees from the area would actually 
          take this tour.  This tour is offered on a first come, first served basis and limited to those 
          who attend the course (plus spouses or family members), unless seats are still available 
          at the end of the course. 

     Course Content:

              $950 for the 3 day Workshop 

		This charge includes course notebook, lunch, and refreshments 
		at morning and afternoon break.

		There are no motel accommodations included with this charge. 
		However, accommodation options will be listed on registration form

		Registration Form: 
		Advanced I Sands Registration Form

        Workshop Location:
              Park Inn by Radisson
              Modesto, California

         Contact Information:
		Kinsey Ag Services
			Phone: (573)-683-3880

 Aberdeen, South Dakota
 Tuesday, January 27th to Thursday, January 29th, 2015

    3-Day Intro Kinsey/Albrecht Soil Fertility Workshop

          An intensive 3-day workshop to help in applying the principles and methods developed by 
          Prof. William Albrecht as tested and proven worldwide.

          The Albrecht system helps to build, balance, and maintain excellent soil fertility - to improve
          crop yield and crop quality.

          Both conventional and organic inputs can be included as needed, and examples discussed will
          include local soil samples as questions and time permits.

          Based on many years of practical experience working with growers, this course offers valuable
          information concerning how to improve and manage your farm's soil fertility - from the basics
          of using and interpreting a soil test to learning how to identify the effects of depleted or excessive
          nutrients in your soil.

          Questions about any aspect of the day's topics will be welcome.

    Course Content:
    Day 1 - Working With Soil Tests, pH, and Liming
                    The Soil Audit - Key Information
                     Introduction to Soil Testing and Soil Fertility using the Albrecht Model
                     Soil pH. Neutralizing Extreme pH
                     Liming. Evaluating Liming Materials
                     How Calcium and Magnesium Affect Soils and Crop Production
                     Soil Compaction and Solutions
        Day 2 - Working With Major Nutrients
                     Nitrogen and Sulfur
                     Phosphate and Potassium
                     Composts and Manure

         Day 3 - Working With Micronutrients
                     Introducing Micronutrients For Soil Fertility Needs
                     Boron - Use and Cautions
                     Considering Iron and If IT Is NEeded
                     Manganese For Soils And Crops
                     Copper - Importance and Uses
                     Zinc For Fertility And Crop Needs
              Registration will be from 7:30 to 8:30 on the 27th with the workshop from 
              8:30 to 5:30. Wednesday and Thursday we plan to be from 8 AM to 5:30 PM

              $200 (including course notebook and refreshments at morning and afternoon 
              break) if registered by December 15th, 2014 and $250 if registered after 
              December 15th.

	      	*Prices also include lunch and dinner.

	      	Registration Form: 
			3 Day Introductory Registration Form

        Workshop Location:
              Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center
              1400 8th Avenue NW, Aberdeen SD 57401
              Phone: (605)-229-4040

     	Contact Information:
			Wilford Secker:
				Phone: (605)-649-6327
 Ashburton, New Zealand
 Monday, June 22nd to Wednesday, June 24th, 2015


Hear from international and farmer speakers about options for lifting the capability of your operation's production platform - that is, your dairy and pastoral livestock, soil, pasture and crops.

Up to 200 farmers - a mix of sheep/beef, dairy and cropping operators - are expected to attend the World Wide Agriculture 2015 conference. Top-performing farmers are looking for a step change, as they recognise that simply throwing "more" in agriculture is not the way forward. A considered and sophisticated approach is needed. Take the time to understand you production platform, so you can optimise its potential. The conference will be followed by a farm bus tour on 24 June 2015.
              Conference (22-23 June 2015) - $295

              Dinner (22 June 2015) - $100

              Farm Bus Tour (24 June 2015) - $70

              Early bird registration of $295 + GST is valid up until 22 May 2015. Thereafter, registration will cost $345 + GST.

        Workshop Location:
              Ashburton Trust Event Centre
              211a Wills St Ashburton, New Zealand
              Phone: (605)-229-4040

       Contact Information:
      All information about speakers, registration, and contact information is on the website 

        Phone: 64 3 318 0133
        Mobile: 64 275 760 303


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