IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSN.
ACHIEVING A MORE PROFITABLE OPERATION: 2013 Crop Fair Offers Management Information
JOHNSTON, Iowa - January, 2013 - This winter's Fayette County Crop Fair has a program designed to help local growers deal with the volatility in modern agriculture and the weather challenges according to organizers with the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB). The program will be January 29, 2013 at Upper Iowa University, Dining Services, in Fayette. The program runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. and a free lunch for attendees courtesy of Viafield.
Featured presentations include "Grain Market Update" by Troy Lust, Risk Management Consultant with FC Stone; "Nutrient Reduction Strategy" by,Ben Gleason, Sustainable Program Manager with Iowa Corn; "Iowa Water Supply, Drought & Beyond" by Robert Libra, State Geologist of Iowa; "Total Weather Insurance" by Lori Miller, Viafield & Jeff Divan, Climate Corp. and "Flint Hills Resources" by Nathan Underwood, Senior Grain Merchandiser
"With today's market volatility and quality issues this year, it is important to have up-to-date information," says John Finley, ICGA/ICPB grower service representative. "The crop fair program should give local growers access to information that can really help their bottom line."
Attendance at the crop fair is free and includes a complimentary lunch. Sponsors of the crop fair include: Viafield, Iowa Corn Growers Association, and Iowa Corn Promotion Board.
For details or to reserve a seat by January 25th 2013, please contact Viafield, Maynard, Iowa at 563-637-2285 or John Finley, Iowa Corn Growers at 515-782-4188 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 over 7,000 farmer members.
(CONTACT: John Finley, Iowa Corn Grower Services Representative, 515-782-4188)