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2014 Crop Fair Offers Management Information in Algona Feb. 18


2014 Crop Fair Offers Management Information

JOHNSTON, Iowa - January 28, 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 18, 2014 at Water's Edge Nature Center, 101 250th Street, Algona, 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: "Transportation Rules for Agriculture" by Iowa Motor Vehicle Enforcement Outreach Team; "Changing Crop Suitability Ratings: Do you Win or Lose?" by Kelvin Leibold, ISU Extension & Farm Management Specialist; "Revenue Protection Decisions & New Crop Marketing Strategies" by Steve Johnson, ISU Extension and Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist.

"With today's market volatility and weather challenges, it is important to have up-to-date information," says Danielle Balvin, 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 Crop Production Services (CPS) of Irvington & Lu Verne.

For questions or to RSVP by February 14, 2014, contact CPS Irvington at 515-295-9625.

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.

Danielle Balvin
District Field Manager
Iowa Corn Growers Association




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