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“Tools for the Future” Crop Fair at Missouri Valley

January 10, 2022

In the tradition of providing farmers the latest industry insights, the Iowa Corn District 4 Committee along with the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) will host “Tools for the Future” crop fair in Missouri Valley, Iowa on Thursday, January 20 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Rand Center.

“Crop fairs give ICGA members access to information they might not get elsewhere,” explained Adam Bierbaum, an ICGA Director and Chair of the Grassroots Network, Membership & Checkoff (GNMC) Committee. “Each crop fair is customized to include topics to fit each region of the state, with opportunities for farmer-to-farmer learning and a chance to interact with subject area experts on a variety of topics including legislative policy, conservation, market development and risk management.”

Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided at noon to attendees.

  • 9 a.m. “Waters of the United States” Update
    • Jeff Robichaud, EPA Region 7 Water Division Director, via Zoom


  • 10 a.m.  Port of Blencoe
    • Mark Walter, Grain Manager, New Cooperative


  • 11 a.m. New Uses for Corn; Chemicals & Plastics
    • Alex Buck, PhD, Innovative Manager, Iowa Corn


RSVPs are appreciated by Monday, January 17 to Janelle Kracht by calling 515-229-9980 or email

Crop fair sponsors include Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Corn District 4 Committee, Performance Ag, Midstates Bank, and Missouri Valley Insurance.

For More Information:

Shannon Textor, Director of Communications,, 515-225-9242

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