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2014 Crop Fair Offers Management Information in Coon Rapids March 7

2014 Crop Fair Offers Management Information

JOHNSTON, Iowa - February 21, 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 March 7, 2014 at the American Legion Hall, 419 Main Street, Coon Rapids, 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: "Identifying and Controlling Palmer Amaranth " by Robert Hartzler, ISU Extension and Grain Specialist, "Ag Weather Update" by Craig Johnson, Executive Director at Iowa Academy of Science and "Grain Marketing Strategy" by Chad Hart, Extension Economist.

"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 and ISU Extension and Outreach in Guthrie, Carroll and Audubon Counties.

For questions or to RSVP by March 5, contact Carroll County Extension Office at 712-792-2364 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

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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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