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ACHIEVING A MORE PROFITABLE OPERATION: 2014 Crop Fair Offers Management Information

JOHNSTON, Iowa – December 19, 2014 – This winter’s Rock Rapids 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 January 9, 2014 at the Forster Community Center, 404 Main Street in Rock Rapids, Iowa. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with complimentary lunch served at 12:00 p.m.

Featured presentations include “Markets & Marketing Grain Crops for 2014” by Joe Kooima, Kooima & Kaemingk Commodities, Inc.; “Climate & Crop Yield Forecast for Spring and Summer 2014” by Josh Senechal, Freese-Notis, “Telling Ag’s Story” by Trent Loos.

“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.”

Sponsors of the crop fair include: Premier Bank, Frontier Bank, U.S. Bank, Farmers Elevator Coop, Dekalb Seed, Central Lyon FFA, Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

For questions or to RSVP by January 7, 2014, contact Kory Johnson, 712-472-9100.

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 2014 crop fairs is available on the Iowa Corn website at

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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 7,600 farmer members.

Mindy Williamson
Director of Communications and PR




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