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ACHIEVING A MORE PROFITABLE OPERATION: 2013 Crop Fair Offers Management Information

JOHNSTON, Iowa - January, 2013 - This winter's Iowa Central Community College 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 20, 2013 at the Iowa Central Community College Campus, BHS Auditorium in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The free program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with complimentary lunch served at 12:00 p.m.

Featured presentations include "Weather Outlook 2013" by Elwynn Taylor, Climatologist with Iowa State University Extension; "Acres, Droughts and Markets" by Chad Hart, Associate Professor of Economics with Iowa State University Extension, "Harvest Fire Safety" by Humboldt Fire Department and "Iowa Corn Update" by Carrie Dodds, District Field Manager with Iowa Corn Growers Association.

"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 Central Community College, Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

For questions or to RSVP by February 18th, contact Iowa Central College, 800-362-2793 ext. 1293 or 515-574-1293.

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


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: Carrie Dodds, District Field Manager, Iowa Corn Growers Association, 515-326-5914)




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