Twilight meeting at Land Lab

On Monday, May 22nd, fifteen members attended a Meeting at the Coopersville FFA/Alumni Land Lab on Cleveland. This 54 acre living classroom/laboratory is provided by a group of Alumni members and local Agricultural business partners for the purpose of giving students “hands-on” lessons about Agronomy and crop production. This year we will be having 18 acres of Soybeans and 36 acres of Corn produced. The first lesson learned this year was about timing and how germination of wheat is determined in part by seed planting and placement. The wheat that was started late last fall was unable to thrive and was sprayed down for the purpose of planting corn instead. Speakers at the meeting told students about soil sampling methods and the fertilization program was discussed based on the testing that had been done earlier. These meetings will continue throughout the summer with regular scouting and monitoring being done as needed. Thanks to our Alumni and the Land Lab committee for their continued help.