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ACHIEVING A MORE PROFITABLE OPERATION: 2014 Crop Fair Offers Management Information in Creston Feb. 14

JOHNSTON, Iowa - January 27, 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 14, 2014 at Southwestern Community College, Room 180, 1501 W. Townline Road, Creston, Iowa. Private pesticide applicator training begins at 9:00 AM with complimentary lunch being served at noon. The crop fair program will begin after lunch.

Featured presentations include: "Weather Outlook for 2014 Crop Year" by Elwynn Taylor, ISU Extension Climatologist;"Department of Transportation, Rules & Regulation Changes for 2014" by Officer Robinson; "ISU Research Farm Project Updates, Cover Crops and Palmer Ameranth" by Aaron Saeugling, ISU Extension Agronomist.

"With today's market volatility and weather challenges, it is important to have up-to-date information," says Janelle Kracht, 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, Advanced Ag Seed, LLC - Jeremy Ide and Dave Rectenbaugh, ISU Extension and Adair County Corn Growers Association.

For questions or to RSVP by February 12, 2014 by contacting Janelle Kracht at 515-229-9980 or

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


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.

Janelle Kracht
District Field Manager
Iowa Corn Growers Association




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