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Tools for the future: Crop Fair Feb. 17 in Creston provides essential management tips

January 23, 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. 17 “Tools for the future” Crop Fair, set for Southwest Community College, Room 180, 1501 W. Townline Road in Creston, 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 9:30 a.m. The program gets underway at 10 a.m., with a complimentary lunch. The program will conclude around 3 p.m.

Featured presentations include:

  • Understanding the Farm Bill by Iowa State University (ISU) Farm Management Specialist, Tim Eggers
  • Farm Business Succession & Starting Out by ISU Extension Beginning Farmer Center, David Baker
  • Beginning Farmer and Tax Credit Programs by Iowa Finance Authority Program Planner, Steve Ferguson.

“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: Farmers Cooperative, Adair County Corn Growers Association, Advanced Ag Seed, LLC – Jeremy Ide and Dave Rectenbaugh, Iowa Corn District 7 Committee, Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

Pre-registration by Feb. 11 is encouraged. For details and to pre-register contact Janelle Kracht at 515-229-9980 or jkracht@iowacorn.org.

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/events.

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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:

Janelle Kracht
District Field Manager
Iowa Corn Growers Association
515-229-9980
jkracht@iowacorn.org

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