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Want 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 built upon the Albrecht principles of soil-based fertility management, and are at 'introductory', 'intermediate', and 'advanced' level.

In addition to the public seminars, we can also conduct on-farm consultations or private training sessions tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization.

Kinsey Agricultural Services' public courses for 2019 with contact details are listed below.

KAS Public Courses Available:

Where Topic When Contact
Sikeston, Missouri, USA Advanced I Sands Course November 16-18th, 2020 573-683-3880

Advanced I Sands Course

Sikeston, Missouri, USA

November 16-18th, 2020


Kinsey Ag Services is presenting a new, and greatly enhanced, course specifically catered to working with sandy soils, as well as other low TEC soils. Led by owner and lead consultant Neal Kinsey, this will be an intensive 3-day workshop that will include the general practices and theories of what goes behind balancing and correcting these types of soils, as well as looking at nutrient balancing formulas for correcting the cations. This course is a must for those growers and consultants that work in these conditions that wish to accurately understand this program or are simply curious as to why we recommend what we do on low TEC samples. Sands are generally thought of as the most difficult soil type to work with and using this course we hope to give a much better understanding of how to maximize production under these conditions. There will be times before and after, as well as breaks for general questions and discussions, as well as networking with other like-minded growers and consultants. This is a one-of-a-kind course that only rarely becomes available, so do not miss out on your chance to learn and grow with us.

We will be using at least 100 actual soil samples with low to very low TEC levels from all over the US and many from other parts of the world to demonstrate the actual problems and necessary solutions needed for these soils to provide peak performance. A course notebook will provide copies of all the soils and each formula needed to correctly calculate each nutrient recommendation. Within these formulas and calculations, under each blank space, will be an explanation of each number and what it represents or comes from, so that you can completely and easily understand each concept used there.

Generally, 50% or so of those who attend this class are farmers and growers. They attend just to learn for themselves how to calculate their own fertility needs. This helps them to better determine where to best spend their fertilizer budget with far more confidence and helps each one to understand how well each soil is holding up in terms of needed fertility for crop production. So, whether you are a certified consultant, or just a curious grower, this course is designed to help everyone understand the ground being worked in as simple of terms as we can make it.

The price of the course includes lunch and coffee breaks. Lodging will be at your discretion but there are plenty of hotel options within the city limits. Some are listed below for your convenience. Ask if they give a discount for those attending the Kinsey Sands Course.

If you are interested in joining us, then attached is a registration form with all the necessary information. Please fill that out and send it back to us. We look forward to seeing you there!


Lodging Options:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sikeston

115 Hospitality Dr, Sikeston, MO 63801 - (573) 475-9522 ~$85

Drury Inn & Suites Sikeston

2608 E Malone Ave, Miner, MO 63801 - (573) 472-2299 ~$95

Hampton Inn Sikeston

1240 Commerce Drive, Sikeston, MO 63801 - (573) 621-4100 ~$91

Pear Tree Inn Sikeston

2602 E Malone Ave, Sikeston, MO 63801 - (573) 471-4100 ~$80

Super 8 by Wyndham Sikeston/Miner Area

2609 E Malone Ave, Sikeston, MO 63801 - (573) 471-7944 ~$54

Days Inn & Suites Sikeston MO

220 S Interstate Dr, Sikeston, MO 63801 - (573) 471-9700 ~$58

Best Western Plus Sikeston

120 S Interstate Dr, Sikeston, MO 63801 - (573) 481-9500 ~$75

Comfort Inn & Suites Sikeston I-55

109 Matthews Ln, Sikeston, MO 63801 - (573) 472-0197 ~$86

Travel Inn & Suites - Sikeston

100 Matthews Ln, Sikeston, MO 63801 - (573) 621-4999 ~$58

If you have any questions or concerns with lodging or reservations, please call our office at 573-683-3880 and we will be happy to assist you any way we can.