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Iowa Corn provides farmers insights at Ag Street 2018 set for Monday at Meskwaki

January 12, 2018
Special to The News-Herald , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

JOHNSTON In the tradition of providing farmers the latest industry insights, the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) along with Mid-Iowa Cooperative will host Ag Street 2018 on Jan. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel, rural Tama.

"The crop fairs give Iowa corn farmers access to information they might not get elsewhere," explained Larry Buss, an ICPB director and farmer from Logan who chairs the Iowa Corn Grassroots Network, Membership & Checkoff (GNMC) Committee. "Crop fairs are customized to include topics that fit each region of the state, with opportunities for farmer-to-farmer learning and a chance to interact with subject area experts on a variety of topics including legislative policy, water quality, market development and risk management."

Registration will open at 8 a.m. and lunch will be provided at 12:45 p.m. to attendees.

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U. S. Senator Joni Ernst

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9:15 a.m. - Legislative Update - Mindy Larson Poldberg, Director of Government Relations, Iowa Corn Growers Association

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Steve Bohr, Farm Financial Services

12:15 p.m. - Closing Comments - Mid-Iowa Cooperative

R.S.V.P. to Janet Trepp at (641) 366-2740 or

"Through the power of your membership we are able to advocate at both the state and federal level for issues which directly impact your bottom-line. If you aren't a member, I encourage you to join us today to have your seat at the table and get engaged on issues impacting your farm," said GNMC committee Vice Chair Roger Wuthrich, an ICGA director and a farmer from Bloomfield.

Crop fair sponsors include Mid-Iowa Cooperative, Winfield, Syngenta, Big Grain, BASF, FMC, Dow, NuTech, Iowa Corn Growers Association and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board.



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