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Tools for the future: Crop Fair Jan. 29 in Fayette provides essential management tips

January 8, 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 Jan. 29 “Tools for the future” Crop Fair, set for Upper Iowa University Dining Hall, 605 Washington Street, in Fayette, 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 1 p.m.

Featured presentations include:

  • 2015 Grain Market Outlook by FCStone Risk Management Consultant, Troy Lust
  • Weather 2015 by Mobile Weather Team, Inc. Ag Meteorologist, Eric Apel
  • Agronomy Outlook by Viafield Agronomy 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 John Finley.

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

Pre-registration by Jan. 26 is encouraged. For details and to pre-register contact Maynard at Viafield at 563-637-2285 or 800-632-5903.

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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