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CropsTV offers timely agronomic updates virtually

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach moved its Crop Advantage Series and Integrated Crop Management conferences to an online format, through a program called CropsTV.

The new offering allows farmers and agribusinesses to access live and recorded content at their convenience, shares Meaghan Anderson, Extension field agronomist.

“We’re offering a combination of live broadcasts and exclusive prerecorded content, totaling 45 hours of material for subscribers to watch,” Anderson says. “Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we’ll have a live program online at 9 a.m. After that program occurs, it will go online for anybody that may have missed it. We’ll also have special 1 o’ clock session on Wednesday.”

CropsTV will cover a “variety of topics,” including “soil and water,” says Anderson. The program, which kicked off today (Tuesday), will run through the first week of February.

“(There is) a ton of variety in our speakers, including our invited presenters, from out of state. That will be fun to have them join us in a format where people can interact with them. Then we’ll have our old favorites,” Anderson says. “Chad Hart is going to join us, as well as and Wendong Zhang, a number of speakers that we would normally have at our winter program.”

For more information on CropsTV, visit aep.iastate.com/cropstv. A one-time registration fee of $45 provides viewers access to livestream programs, on-demand viewing, CCA credits, and program materials.