IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSN.
ACHIEVING A MORE PROFITABLE OPERATION
JOHNSTON, Iowa – February, 2013 – This winter’s Iowa “Tools for the Future” 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 March 5, 2013 at the ISU Extension Office, 2606 W Burlington Ave., Fairfield, Iowa. The free program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with complimentary lunch served at 12:00 p.m.
Featured presentations include “Cover Crops – What is Your Goal” by Mark Carlton, ISU Field Agronomist; “Corn Management in a Dry Year” by Roger Elmore, ISU Corn Specialist, “Pythium Root Rot on Corn and Soybeans” by Alison Robertson, ISU Plant Pathologist and “Pesticide Applicator Recertification” available upon registration.
“With today’s market volatility and weather challenges, it is important to have up-to-date information,” says Kevin Buckallew, 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 Soybean Association, ISU Extension, Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board.
For questions or to RSVP by March 1st, call Jefferson County Extension and Outreach at 641-472-4166.
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 - Kevin Buckallew, District Field Manage, Iowa Corn Grower's Association