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

January 19, 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 Johnson’s Restaurant, 916 High Street NE in Elkader, 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 a.m. The program gets underway at 9:30 a.m., with a complimentary noon lunch.

Featured presentations include:

  • Research activity of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board by Iowa Corn Director of Research & Development, Rodney Williamson
  • Finalizing ARC, PLC, and SCO choices with 2015 crop insurance decisions by Iowa State University Extension Farm and Ag Business Management Specialist, Steve Johnson
  • Iowa DNR update by Iowa Department of Natural Resources Director, Chuck Gipp.

“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 John Finley.

Crop fair sponsors include: Clayton County Corn Growers Associate Members, Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

Pre-registration by Feb. 2 is encouraged. For details and to pre-register contact John Finley at 515-782-4188 or jfinley@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:

John Finley
District Field Manager
Iowa Corn Growers Association
515-782-4188
jfinley@iowacorn.org

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