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Tools for the future: Crop Fair Feb. 5 in Algona provides essential management tips

January 15, 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. 5 “Tools for the future” Crop Fair, set for Water’s Edge Nature Center, 1010 250th Street in Algona, 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:

  • Crop Market Outlook by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach Farm and Ag Business Management Specialist, Kelvin Leibold
  • Environmental Update: Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, Water Quality Initiative, and Soil Health Partnership by Iowa Corn Sustainable Program Manager, Ben Gleason
  • ICGA State and Federal Legislative Update by ICGA Government Relations Director, Mindy Larsen-Poldberg
  • Iowa Corn Checkoff Overview by Iowa Corn staff.

“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 Jessi Hermsen.

Crop fair sponsors include: Crop Production Services, Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

Pre-registration by Jan. 29 is encouraged. For details and to pre-register contact CPS in Irvington at 515-295-9625 or CPS in LuVerne at 515-882-3234.

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:

Jessi Hermsen
District Field Manager
Iowa Corn Growers Association
563-608-1837
jhermsen@iowacorn.org

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