Extension and Outreach Crop Advantage Series

December 15, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach announces its “Crop Advantage Series” meeting is Storm Lake will be on January 12th.
The meeting will be held at the Siebens Forum at Buena Vista University. Registration begins at 9:30am. The meeting will be held from 10am to 3:30pm, and will be hosted by Extension Field Agronomist, Paul Kassel.
According to Kassel, the Crop Advantage Series meeting will focus on the importance of risk management programs, and ways to control costs.
John Sawyer, Extension Soil Fertility Specialist, will be one of the morning keynote speakers. Sawyer will discuss research that will help farmers make decisions on fertilizer application and nitrogen management.
Chad Hart, Extension Economist, will discuss managing margins in 2016 and beyond, and will also give views on the grain markets for 2016.
There will be several workshop sessions in the afternoon, including a corn disease update, the likelihood of corn root problems in 2016, and new information on the economic benefits of cover crops.
Advance registration is 50-dollars, which includes workshop materials, lunch, and refreshments. Registration after January 5th, or at the door, is 60-dollars.
Online registration is available at www.cropadvantage.org.