Sep 8, 2020
Virtual Midwest Mechanical Field Day kicks off Sept. 11

Join The Land Connection, Practical Farmers of Iowa and Sam Hitchcock Tilton for the 4th Annual Midwest Mechanical Field Day. This year’s field day is going online to offer three opportunities to get out of the heat to see and discuss new and old weed control equipment, set-up, and use in both row crops and vegetables.

Join Sam and pair of other farmer experts, Peter Seely and Jared Oomen, as they highlight the practical considerations, methods, and tools for mechanical weed control. And bring your questions for the team to answer live!

Each virtual session will be streamed online through Facebook Live from 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm on the following Fridays in September:

  • September 11Episode 1: Drone Wars, an exploration of camera-guided cultivation in row crops
  • September 18Episode 2: The Awakening, a demonstration of tool set-up and in-shop adjustments
  • September 25Episode 3:  The First Encounter, precision cultivation in direct-seeded vegetables

Attendees from any state will be eligible to earn 1 CEU per session (3 total CEUs available) in Crop Management with their CCA number.

To register and find additional information, including an overview of the tools being demonstrated, visit

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