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Link News: 2014 Crop Fair Offers Management Information in Fort Dodge Feb. 13

JOHNSTON, Iowa - January 23, 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 13, 2014 at Iowa Central Community College - East Campus, 2031 Quail Avenue, Fort Dodge, Iowa. Registration begins at 8:30 AM and the program runs from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM with complimentary lunch served at noon.

Featured presentations include: "Ag Market Update" by Sciota Trading, "Weather Outlook" by Elwynn Taylor, ISU Professor of Meteorology, Stover Project and Iowa Corn Research Update" by David Ertl, Ph.D., Technology Commercialization Manager at Iowa Corn, "Iowa Corn Growers State & Federal Legislative Update" by Jessi Hermsan, Government Relations Manager at Iowa Corn.

"With today's market volatility and weather challenges, it is important to have up-to-date information," says Carrie Dodds, 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 Corn Growers Association, Iowa Corn Promotion Board and Iowa Central Community College.

For questions or to RSVP by February 10, call 800-362-2763 ext. 1293 or 515-574-1293.

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.

Carrie Dodds
District Field Manager
Iowa Corn Growers Association




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