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12/19/2013
IOWA CORN GROWERS ASSN.

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

JOHNSTON, Iowa - December 20, 2014 - This winter's Burlington 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 10, 2014 at the Comfort Suites Conference Center, 1780 Stonegate Center Drive, Burlington, Iowa. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the program running from 8:50 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and a complimentary lunch served at 12:00 p.m.

Featured presentations include "Crop weather outlook" by Elwynn Taylor, Professor and Extension Climatologist; "Managing weeds, weather resistant to herbicides or not " by Mike Owen, University Professor and Extension Weed Specialist; "Grain market outlook" by Chad Hart, Association Professor of Economics, and concurrent sessions following lunch.

"With today's market volatility and weather challenges, it is important to have up-to-date information," says Kevin Buckallew, ICGA/ICPB District Field Representative. "The crop fair program should give local growers access to information that can really help their bottom line."

Sponsors of the crop fair include: Merschman Seeds, Iowa State University, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

For details or to RSVP by January 3rd, please contact Joe Merschman at 800-848-7333.

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 www.iowacorn.org/cropfairs.

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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.




CONTACT:
Kevin Buckallew
District Field Manager
Iowa Corn Growers Association
515-782-4215

 

 

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