IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSN.
ACHIEVING A MORE PROFITABLE OPERATION: 2013 Crop Fair Offers Management Information
JOHNSTON, Iowa – January, 2013 – This winter’s Paullina 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 6, 2013 at American Legion Hall, 5624 460th Street, in Paullina, Iowa. The free program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. and a free lunch for attendees.
Featured presentations include “Weather 2013” by Harry Hillaker, State Climatologist with Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS); “Markets 2013” by Chad Hart, Associate Professor of Economics with Iowa State University; “State of Iowa Ag” by Jay Johnson, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture with IDALS.
“With today’s market volatility and weather challenges, it is important to have up-to-date information,” says Brian Peterson, ICGA/ICPB district field manager. “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: Iowa State Bank, Bunkers Feed & Supply, Inc., Icon Ag Solutions LLC, Farmers Cooperative Company, Producer’s Co-op, Dry Run Farm Drainage, Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board.
For questions or to RSVP by February 4th 2013, please contact Doug Ebel or Betty Uittenbogard, Iowa State Bank at 712-949-3456 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: Brian Peterson District Field Manager Iowa Corn Growers Association 515-314-5554)