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2014 Crop Fair Offers Management Information in Pocahontas March 4


2014 Crop Fair Offers Management Information

JOHNSTON, Iowa - February 21, 2014 - This winter's Pocahontas 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 4, 2014 at the Pocahontas Expo Center, NE 1st Street, Pocahontas, Iowa. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the program runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. with complimentary lunch served at 12 p.m.

Featured presentations include: "Defending Agriculture" by Mindy Williamson, Communications and Public Relations Director at Iowa Corn; "Nutrient Reduction Strategy" by Dean Lemke, Agribusiness Association of Iowa, "Up Date-Project Liberty" by BJ Schaney, Poet Biorefining, "Farm Bill Update" by Government Relations at Iowa Corn, "Forecast for 2014 Crop Year" by Josh Seneshal, Freese Notis.

"With today's market volatility and weather challenges, it is important to have up-to-date information," says Brian Peterson, 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: John Schott - Dekalb Seed, Fischer Feed & Supply, Bob Johnson Agency, Inc., Laurens Equipment, Hopkins Insurance, Citizens State Bank, Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

For questions or to RSVP by February 28, 2014, contact John Schott at 712-335-4232 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.

Brian Peterson
District Field Manager
Iowa Corn Growers Association




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