Crop Advantage Series

January 14, 2022 | Mason City, Iowa

Weather Announcement

The Mason City Crop Advantage meeting has been cancelled due to weather. Those that are pre-registered will be contacted by email with instructions on transferring to another location or receiving a refund.

Crop Advantage meetings provide a solid foundation of current, research-based crop production information to help make smart, informed decisions in the farming operation.

84% of attendees responding to follow-up surveys said information from Crop Advantage would likely save them between $5 and $20 per acre.

Source: 2016 statewide series evaluation

"Very well organized and on schedule. Liked the booklet that included presentation write-ups. Very nice meeting!."

Mason City post-meeting evaluation, 2017

Private pesticide applicator recertification

Crop Advantage meetings are approved for recertification for Iowa private pesticide applicators. Applicators must attend the entire meeting (including at least one pest management topic) to receive recertification credit. Recertification is included in meeting registration.

Continuing education

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This meeting is approved for continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers (CCAs). Credits awarded will depend on workshop sessions attended during the program. Program listings use the following credit designations: CM-crop management, PM-pest management, NM-nutrient management, SW-soil and water. All presentations are 1.0 credit.


January 14, 2022

Registration check-in 8:15 AM.
Program begins at 9:00 AM and concludes at 4:10 PM.


North Iowa Area Community College - Muse-Norris Conference Center
500 College Drive, Mason City, IA 50401


Statewide support provided by Iowa Soybean Association and Iowa Corn Growers Association.

Program for Mason City

Friday, January 14, 2022Print the program

8:15 amRegistration opens
9:00 amWelcome – Angie Rieck-Hinz, extension field agronomist
9:15 am2022 Crop market outlook – Chad Hart, extension crop marketing specialist (CM)
10:10 amCorn rootworm management – Ashley Dean, extension specialist, Entomology (PM)
11:05 amWeed management update for 2022 – Prashant Jha, extension weed management specialist (PM)
12:00 pmLunch (provided)
1:00 pm Session A (select one topic)
Phosphorus and potassium management for different tillage systems – Antonio Mallarino, extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Road weights, safety and DOT updates – Sgt. Jared Arbegast, Motor Vehicle Enforcement, Iowa Department of Transportation
Transitioning the farm to the next generation – Kelvin Leibold, extension farm management field specialist
2:00 pm Session B (select one topic)
Making cents of carbon markets and pipelines – Kelvin Leibold, extension farm management field specialist (SW)
Phosphorus and potassium management for different tillage systems – Antonio Mallarino, extension soil fertility specialist (NM)
Resilient Working Lands: Using your land's natural resources to increase return on investment – Billy Beck, extension forestry specialist (SW)
2:50 pmBreak
3:10 pmIowa Private Pesticide Applicator Continuing Instruction Course – Terry Basol, extension field agronomist
4:10 pmMeeting adjourns



  • $60
    Early registration, prior to midnight, January 7, 2022
  • $75
    Late or on-site registration
  • Registration includes lunch, refreshment breaks, private pesticide applicator recertification and CCA credits.


  • Cancellations requesting a refund must be received no later than 3 days prior to the meeting (except weather related).
  • Confirmation of registration and 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 please contact ANR Program Services at (515) 294-6429 or


  • If weather conditions cause a change in meeting plans a notice will be posted on this webpage and provided to local media and radio stations. Any decisions regarding holding the meeting will be announced before 6:00 AM the day of the meeting. Meetings will not be rescheduled. Those registered may transfer to another location or request a refund.

Extension field agronomists

Angie Rieck-Hinz

Angie Rieck-Hinz
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(515) 231-2830

Terry Basol

Terry Basol
Extension field agronomist
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
(641) 426-6801