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Tools for the future: Crop Fair Feb. 5 in Ames 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 the Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center, 2609 University Boulevard in Ames, 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.

Featured presentations include:

  • 2015 Weather outlook by Iowa Academy of Science Executive Director, Craig Johnston
  • 2015 Legislative outlook by Iowa Corn Growers Association Senior Policy Advisor, Amanda De Jong
  • Market outlook by Sciota Trading Limited.

“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 Carrie Dodds.

Crop fair sponsors include: Sciota Trading Limited, Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

Pre-registration by Feb. 2 is encouraged. For details and to pre-register contact Dan Greder at Sciota Trading, dan@sciota-trading.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:

Carrie Dodds
District Field Manager
Iowa Corn Growers Association
515-326-5914
cdodds@iowacorn.org

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