IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSN.
ACHIEVING A MORE PROFITABLE OPERATION: 2013 Poweshiek County Crop Clinic
JOHNSTON, Iowa – Jan. 7, 2013 – The 2013 Poweshiek County Crop Clinic has a program designed to help local growers learn more about crops and provide them with valuable information, according to organizers with the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB). CCA credits are available in the area of soils, water and crops. The program will be January 21, 2013 at the Michael J. Manatt Community Center in Brooklyn, Iowa. Lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a program running through lunch and continuing from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Featured presentations include an Iowa Corn Legislative Update by Amanda Taylor of Iowa Corn and Ken Ferrie, Farm Journal field agronomist, who will discuss soil health including no-till and cover crops as well as farming in Brazil.
“This crop fair will provide area farmers with valuable crop and legislation information that will be of great interest to them,” says Carrie Dodds, ICGA/ICPB Grower Service Representative.
Sponsors of the crop fair include: Brooklyn Elevator, Brit Ag & Turf, Cargill, County Bank, Energy for the Future, Farm Credit Services of America, Fremont Farms of Iowa, LLP, Great Western Bank, Grinnell Implement Store, Grinnell State Bank, H&J Pioneer Seed Sales, Hartwick State Bank, Iowa Farm Bureau, Key Cooperative, Kinze, Lincoln Savings Bank, McNeil Crop Service, Monsanto, New Century FS, Patriot Bank, Poweshiek Agency, Inc., Southard Implement, Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board.
RSVP by Jan. 20 to email@example.com or call 641-623-5188. A registration fee for participants is $10. This fee is reduced to $5 for Farm Bureau members and Iowa Corn Growers Association members. If planning to obtain the CCA credits, participants will need to pay an additional $20 on top of the $5 to $10 registration fee.
The ICGA and ICPB work with local sponsors each winter to provide crop fairs across the state. The programs are intended to give producers free and direct access to timely information on issues facing Iowa agriculture. A complete list of 2013 crop fairs is available on the Iowa Corn website at www.iowacorn.org.
The ICPB directs the investment of Iowa corn checkoff funds to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. The ICGA is a membership organization, lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its 7,000 farmer/industry members.
(CONTACT: Carrie Dodds, Iowa Corn Grower Service Representative, 515-225-9242)