Weather, marketing dominate this year's Ag Lunch [The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa]
(Hawk Eye, The (Burlington, IA) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Aug. 18--KEOKUK -- Tri-State area farmers will get the opportunity to hear from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Climatologist Elwynn Taylor at the 2013 Ag Lunch and Learn. Taylor will speak about the agricultural weather outlook and what growers can expect going into the harvest.
ISU Extension and Outreach Farm & Ag Business Management Specialist Steve Johnson also will speak to the group about marketing strategies for ag commodities. The Lee County Extension Office is hosting the program Aug. 29 at the First Christian Church in Keokuk.
"This year's weather proved to be challenging for our area crop farmers with the combination of drought and flooding," said Darbee Wellman, ISU Extension agriculturalist for Lee and Henry counties. "By attending the 2013 Ag Lunch and Learn, they can be better prepared for what lies ahead and learn strategies to make this harvest a successful one."
Farmers and agbusinesses in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri are invited to attend. The program will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will include a roast pork and roast beef lunch. The cost to attend is $10. Those interested in attending should register by Aug. 26 at www.extension.iastate.edu/lee/aglunch2013 or by calling (319) 835-5116 to reserve a spot.
Co-sponsors for the event are Merschman Seeds, Chem Gro Ag Centers, Pilot Grove Savings Bank and the Lee County Corn and Soybean Association.
ISU Extension and Outreach is part of an educational network supported by Iowa State University, local county governments and the United States Department of Agriculture.
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