"Nitrogen Smart" training presents farmers the fundamentals for maximizing economic return on your nitrogen investment and minimizing nitrogen losses.

The workshop will be held from 1-4 p.m. Monday, March 25 at the Hubbard County Law Enforcement Center basement meeting room, 301 Court Ave. No pre-registration is required. There is no cost to attend due to generous support from the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.

The three-hour program will focus on current issues with ag water quality, the nitrogen cycle and the University of Minnesota Extension's best management practices.

Topics presented include the following:

• Sources of nitrogen for crops

• How nitrogen is lost from soil and how you can reduce losses

• Managing nitrogen in drainage systems

• What the new Nutrient Reduction Strategy and Nitrogen Fertilizer Management Plan mean for Minnesota producers

• Split applications, alternative nitrogen fertilizers, soil and tissue testing, N models and other tools to refine your management approach.

Attendees will receive "Nitrogen Smart" designation, which will be good for three years.

For more information, visit z.umn.edu/NitrogenSmart.