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Iowa Corn Promotes Cover Crops at the Farm Progress Show

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 6:00 AM by Iowa Corn

Farmers are encouraged to visit the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) booth located at 26N during the 2014 Farm Progress Show. Each day at 2p.m., cover crop experts from Hagie Manufacturing will be on hand to explain the benefits of cover crops and how high clearance seeding works.
Hagie Manufacturing will have a high clearance seeder on display for farmers to see firsthand. The high clearance seeder is just one of several methods for planting cover crops. Iowa Corn Growers Association members can also enter to win a $100 ethanol gift card and a pair of tickets to the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series football game on September 13.
The Farm Progress Show is the nation’s largest outdoor farm show.  The 61st annual event features state-of-the-art agricultural products and services from over 600 exhibitors.  It’s a must-see for farmers to keep up with the latest trends and technologies.
“The popularity of cover crops continues to boom as farmers step up to meet the goals of Iowa’s nutrient reduction strategy.  The Farm Progress Show is an excellent event to provide information about the benefits of cover crops and how to plant them,” said Wayne Humphreys, a grain and livestock farmer from southern Iowa and the chairperson for the Iowa Corn Animal Ag and Environment Issue Committee.
The ICGA tent will be located on North Avenue, just east of the Main Entrance. Show hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, August 26 and 27, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, August 28. Admission is $15 for adults, $8 for children ages 13-17 and free for children 12 and under. The Farm Progress Show is located at 1827 217th Street, Boone, Iowa.

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