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2014 Crop Fair Offers Management Information in Mason City Feb. 6


2014 Crop Fair Offers Management Information

JOHNSTON, Iowa – January 16, 2014 – This winter’s “Tools for Your 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 held February 6, 2014 at Mason City Knights of Columbus, 551 S. Taft Avenue, Mason City, Iowa. Registration begins at 8:30 AM with complimentary lunch being served at noon.

Featured presentations include: “Crop Market Outlook” by Kristen Schulte, ISU Extension and Farm Management Specialist; “Exports for our Future” by Deb Keller, Wright County Farmer & U.S. Grains Council Representative; “Investing in Your Future” by David Ertl, Ph.D., Iowa Corn Technology Commercialization Manager.

“With today’s market volatility and weather challenges, it is important to have up-to-date information,” says Bruce Gaarder, 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: Viafield, Golden Grain Energy, Farm Credit Services, Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

For questions or to RSVP by January 30, 2014, contact Viafield at 641-715-1206 or Golden Grain Energy at 641-423-8500.

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.

Bruce Gaarder
District Field Manager
Iowa Corn Growers Association




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