2018 Corn and Soybean Hail Workshop

Presented by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in cooperation with NCIS & the Iowa R/S Committee


Tuesday, August 7 and Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Registration check-in opens at 8:00 am and the program begins at 8:30 am and adjourns for the day at 4:00 pm. The workshop continues on Wednesday 8:00 am to 12:30 pm.

$100 early registration fee (received by midnight, July 27)
$125 late registration (deadline midnight, August 3)

Workshop capacity is limited to the first 100 paid registrations.

Field Extension Education Laboratory
1928 240th Street, Boone, Iowa | map link

Workshop objectives

The objective of this school is to provide loss adjusters with corn and soybean crop hail instruction and field training. The field exercises provided at the test plots will incorporate adjusting hail damage in several different stages of corn and soybean development. This school is intended to benefit adjusters who have very little or no adjusting experience to adjusters who have medium or intermediate crop hail adjusting experience.

Materials needed

Participants must bring necessary NCIS corn and soybean crop hail adjusting manuals, slide cards, equipment, etc. Survey sheets will be provided.

Target audience

The Corn and Soybean Hail Workshop is open to NCIS members and adjusters and invited educators. Attendance by agents or general public is not permitted.



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Time Presentation
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
8:00 am Registration check-in
8:30 Welcome, introductions
8:45 Corn growth and development factors to consider: The physiology behind the charts – Mark Licht, assistant professor and Extension Cropping Systems Specialist, Iowa State University
9:45 Soybean growth, development and management factors – Mark Licht, assistant professor and Extension Cropping Systems Specialist, Iowa State University
10:45 Break
11:00 Herbicide injury symptoms and common crop pests and the damage they cause – Bob Hartzler, professor and Extension Weed Management Specialist, Iowa State University; Erin Hodgson, associate professor and Extension Entomologist, Iowa State University
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
12:45 Corn adjustment procedures – NCIS instructors
1:45 Break
2:00 Soybean vegetative stages adjustment procedures – NCIS instructors
3:00 Soybean reproductive stages adjustment procedures – NCIS instructors
4:00 Adjourn for the day
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
7:30 am Classroom opens, morning refreshments
8:00 Program integrity – NCIS
8:30 Field adjustment exercises - soybeans – NCIS instructors
10:45 Break
11:00 Field adjustment exercises - corn – NCIS instructors
12:30 pm Workshop concludes


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Cost: $100 early registration (prior to midnight, July 27, 2018). Late registration $125 (deadline midnight, August 3, 2018. Includes Tuesday lunch, refreshments and class materials.

Date: August 7-8, 2018

Time: check-in begin at 8:00 am, Aug 7. The program runs 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on August 8 and 8:00 am - 12:30 pm on August 10.

Location: FEEL, 1928 240th St, Boone, IA.
Printable directions and map.

Deadline: midnight, August 3, 2018.
Pre-registration is required to attend.

Capacity: capacity for this workshop is capped at 100. If the workshop fills registration will be closed. Pre-registration is required to attend.

Cancellation: To cancel your registration please call (515) 294-6429 or email anr@iastate.edu. Cancellations requesting a refund must be received prior to midnight, July 27, 2018.

Confirmation: registration receipts are sent via email. Please provide a valid email address when registering.

For assistance with registration, receipts, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration contact Program Services at (515) 294-6429 or anr@iastate.edu.


Lodging is the responsibility of the workshop attendee and not included in registration. A listing of area hotels is available at the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

Program contact

Warren Pierson
FEEL Coordinator
Iowa State University
(515) 509-8308