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2014 Crop Fair in Missouri Valley, Iowa Feb. 17


2014 Crop Fair Offers Management Information

JOHNSTON, Iowa - February 7, 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 17, 2014 at The Rand Center, 100 South 4th Street, Missouri Valley, Iowa. Registration begins at 8:30 AM and the program runs from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM with complimentary lunch served at noon.

Featured presentations include: "Legislative Update" by Amanda De Jong, Senior Policy Advisor at Iowa Corn, "Crop Weather Update" by Craig Johnson, Executive Director at Iowa Academy of Science, "Iowa Corn Update" by Curt Mether, ICGA Director and Harrison County Farmer .

"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: Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Corn Promotion Board, King Agri Sales, Midstates Bank, Missouri Valley Insurance and ISU Extension - Harrison County.

For questions or to RSVP by February 14, contact King Agri Sales at 888-287-4744 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.

(CONTACT: Bruce Gaarder, District Field Manager, Iowa Corn Growers Association, 515-229-9981)




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