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2014 Crop Fair Offers Management Information at Iowa Speedway in Newton March 20


2014 Crop Fair Offers Management Information

JOHNSTON, Iowa - March 5, 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 20, 2014 at Iowa Speedway - Newton Club, 3333 Rusty Wallace Drive, Newton, Iowa. Registration begins at 9:00 AM and the program runs from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM with complimentary lunch served at noon.

Featured presentations include: "ICGA Update" by Carrie Dodds, District Field Manager at Iowa Corn, "Busting Soybean Yield Barriers Without Breaking the Bank" by Ryan Van Roekel at University of Arkansas, "The Changing of the Guard - Market Outlook" by Darin Newsom, Senior Analyst at DTN and "Legislative Update" by Mindy Larsen Poldberg, Government Relations Director at Iowa Corn.

"With today's market volatility and weather challenges, it is important to have up-to-date information," says Carrie Dodds, 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, Heartland Coop, Poweshiek and Jasper County Farm Bureau, Poweshiek and Marion County Extension, Great Western Bank, Van Wall, MidWest One Bank, Iowa State Savings Bank, Smith Fertilizer & Grain, ISU Extension and Two Rivers Cooperative.

For questions or to RSVP by March 14, call Carrie Dodds at 515-326-5914 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.

Carrie Dodds
District Field Manager
Iowa Corn Growers Association




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