Posted on November 27, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Iowa Corn
Wow, it’s crazy to think that it’s almost Thanksgiving. It seems like yesterday we were worrying about the rain during planting season. Earlier this year, farmers worried about the rain and then it turned to weeks and weeks without rain during the summer months. However, this year’s corn crop seemed to produce well according to most farmers across Iowa.
As farmers were busy planting, helping the corn grow and harvesting this fall, the Iowa Corn staff was busy planning events. The Iowa Corn staff starts each year hosting crop fairs in various counties throughout Iowa. These events focus on crop management techniques, weather outlook and nutrient reduction strategies. The crop fairs are free of charge to attend. The district field managers for Iowa Corn are in the process of planning the events for 2014. The dates will be available on our website once they are confirmed.
Once the crop fair process is over, staff will be in high gear, planning for the Iowa Corn Indy 300. This year’s race will be held on Saturday, July 12 at the Iowa Speedway. This will be an action packed weekend as fans enjoy an ethanol-powered racing with the ‘Iowa Corn Indy 300’ and ‘American Ethanol 200’ NASCAR Camping World Truck Series all in the same weekend. While planning for the Iowa Corn Indy 300, planning is also going on for the Iowa State Fair, Farm Progress Show, Clay County Fair, roundtables, Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series football game, annual meeting, and more. Each of these events educates consumers on the importance of corn for America. Farmers work hard each and every year to produce enough grain to feed their livestock, their families and essentially the world.
As you sit down with your family this Thanksgiving, we ask that you thank the farmers that make your meal possible!
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from the staff at Iowa Corn!