** This event has been postponed due to anticipated inclement weather on February 20. Reschedule date to be announced. **
ISU Extension Director Dale Miller says that this winter’s “Tools for Your Future” Crop Fair has a program designed to help local growers deal with the volatility in modern agriculture, according to organizers with the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB). The program will be held Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the Iowa Speedway – Newton Club, 3333 Rusty Wallace Drive, Newton, Iowa. Registration begins at 9:00 AM and the program runs from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM with complimentary lunch served at noon.
Featured presentations include: “Stover Project and Iowa Corn Research Update”by David Ertl, Ph.D., Technology Commercialization Manager at Iowa Corn, “Busting Soybean Yield Barriers Without Breaking the Bank” by Ryan Van Roekel at University of Arkansas, ”The Changing of the Guard – Market Outlook” by Darin Newson at DTN.
“With today’s market volatility and weather challenges, it is important to have up-to-date information,” says Carrie Dodds, ICGA/ICPB district field manager. “The crop fair program should give local growers access to information that can really help their bottom line.”
Sponsors of the crop fair include: Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Corn Promotion Board, Heartland Coop, Poweshiek and Jasper County Farm Bureau, Great Western Bank, Van Wall, MidWest One Bank, Iowa State Savings Bank, Smith Fertilizer & Grain, ISU Extension and Two Rivers Cooperative.
Please RSVP by February 14 to Carrie Dodds at 515-326-5914 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, contact your local County ISU Extension and Outreach office.