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Tools for the future: Crop Fair Feb. 16 in Missouri Valley provides essential management tips

January 26, 2015

A local Crop Fair featuring an array of speakers and exhibits, will help area growers deal with volatility in agriculture, according to event organizers with the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB).

The Feb. 16 “Tools for the future” Crop Fair, set for the Rand Center, 100 S. 4th Street in Missouri Valley, will feature speakers on key topics of interest to farmers, include informative displays, and allow participants to interact with local and state experts in agriculture. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The program gets underway at 9:30 a.m., with a complimentary noon lunch. The program will conclude around 1 p.m.

Featured presentations include:

  • Agriculture Weather Update by Iowa State University Climatologist, Elwynn Taylor
  • Ag Marketing by ISU Associate Professor of Economics, Chad Hart
  • Ethanol and Iowa Corn Policy Update by Iowa Corn Growers Association District Field Manager, Bruce Gaarder

“With market volatility, weather challenges, and the need to stay up-to-date on what’s new in ag technology, we invite Iowa Corn farmers to attend this Crop Fair to glean the latest information to help manage their farming operation,” said ICGA/ICPB District Field Manager Janelle Kracht.

Crop fair sponsors include: King Agri Sales, Inc., Midstates Bank, Missouri Valley Insurance, Iowa State University Extension/Harrison County, Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

Pre-registration by Feb. 13 is encouraged. For details and to pre-register contact King Agri Sales at 888-287-4744 or sales@kingag.com.

For a complete list of the 2015 Tools for the future: Crop Fair series Iowa Corn coordinates and sponsors across the state, visit iowacorn.org/cropfairs.

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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 a membership organization lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its 8,000 farmer members. Both organizations work on the joint mission to create opportunities for long-term Iowa corn grower profitability. For more information, visit iowacorn.org.

For More Information:

Bruce Gaarder
District Field Manager
Iowa Corn Growers Association
515-229-9981
bgaarder@iowacorn.org

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