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Tools for the future: Crop Fair Feb. 4 in Paullina provides essential management tips

January 14, 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. 4 “Tools for the future” Crop Fair, set for the American Legion Hall, 5624 460th Street in Paullina, 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 a.m., with a complimentary noon lunch. The program will conclude around 1 p.m.

Featured presentations include:

  • Our new market-exporting ethanol by Gavilon Group, LLC Director of Ethanol Services, Randy Ives
  • Passing the farm to the next generation by Beginning Farmer Center Farm Transition Specialist, David Baker
  • Market outlook 2015 by Iowa State University Associate Professor of Economics, Chad Hart.

“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 Brian Peterson.

Crop fair sponsors include: Iowa State Bank, Bunkers Feed & Supply, Inc., Icon Ag & Turf, Farmers Cooperative Company, Producers Coop, Dry Run Drainage Ltd., Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

Pre-registration by Feb. 2 is encouraged. For details and to pre-register contact Doug Ebel at 712-949-3456 or doug.ebel@iowastatebank.net.

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:

Brian Peterson
District Field Manager
Iowa Corn Growers Association
515-314-5554
bpeterson@iowacorn.org

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