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Farmers Gain Insights at Burlington Crop Fair

December 29, 2015

Iowa Corn will begin the New Year by offering a series of crop fairs hosted at local venues around the state. These crop fairs feature an array of speakers on topics that will help farmers navigate the progressive agriculture industry and allow learning opportunities to directly interact with local and state experts.

One of the first crop fairs of the season will be held in Burlington, Iowa on January 8, 2016 at the Comfort Inn Suites. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 9:00 a.m. with lunch provided. The program will conclude around 1 p.m. Attendees are also able to receive their continuing education credits with the Iowa Private Pesticide Applicator Course.

Featured speakers include:

  • Dr. Elwynn Taylor, ISU Extension Climatologist
  • Daren Mueller, ISU Extension Crop Plant Pathologist
  • Chad Hart, Associate Professor of Economics and ISU Extension Grain Market Specialist

“These crop fairs are a great way for growers to gain insight for the New Year on the latest ways to manage their operations. With the evolving agriculture industry it is imperative to stay up-to-date and we invite all of Iowa’s corn farmers to come and attend a crop fair across the state, “said Iowa Corn District Field Manager Alyssa Preston.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Please contact Pamela Moore, Merschman Seeds at or 319-837-6111.

Crop fair sponsors include Merschman Seeds, Inc., Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Corn Promotion Board, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa State Extension and Outreach, and University of Illinois Extension.

For the complete list of 2016 crop fairs, please visit


The Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB), works to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products.  The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) is an 8,000-member strong grassroots-driven organization, headquartered in Johnston, Iowa, serving members across the state, and lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its farmer members to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability. For more information, visit

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Shannon Textor
Director of Marketing and Communications
Iowa Corn Growers Association

Lisa Cassady
Public Relations Manager
Iowa Corn Growers Association

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