IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSN.
ACHIEVING A MORE PROFITABLE OPERATION: 2013 Crop Fair Offers Management Information
JOHNSTON, Iowa - January, 2013 - This winter's Clayton County 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 February 7, 2013 at Johnson's Restaurant, 916 High Street NE, in Elkader, Iowa. The free 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.
Featured presentations include "Agronomy Update" by Dr. Tracy Blackmer with On Farm Network; "Nutrient Reduction Strategy" by Ben Gleason, Sustainable Program Manager with Iowa Corn; "Risk Management for 2013" by Steve Johnson Ph.D., Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and "Flint Hills Resources" by Jeff Brunscheon, Grain Merchandiser.
"With today's market volatility and weather challenges, 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: Clayton County Corn Growers Associate Members, Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board.
For questions or to RSVP by February 4th 2013, please contact Joe Shirbroun at 563-964-2264 or John Finley, Iowa Corn Growers Service Representative at 515-782-4188 or email email@example.com.
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)