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Emergency Iowa Crop Production Program Offered

By George Cummins, Iowa State University Extension

 

The 2008 crop production season has had many challenges. The cool, wet spring delayed or prevented planting and recent flooding has damaged or destroyed crops. Farmers are faced with difficult agronomic and economic decisions. To help farmers understand the options available, Iowa State University (ISU) Extension is holding an Emergency Crop Production Program. It will be held, Friday, June 13, 1:30  to 3:30 p.m. at the ISU Northeast Research Farm, 3321 290th St., Nashua, Iowa.
 
This program will feature individuals with a wide range of expertise. The topics and experts include:

Economic Issues including crop insurance government payment issues

  • Robert Tigner, ISU Extension Farm Management Specialist
  • Max Brandau, Iowa Farm Bureau Insurance Representative
  • John Bahnsen, Floyd County FSA Director

Livestock Issues

  • Russ Euken, ISU Extension Livestock Specialist

Crop Issues

  • Brian Lang, ISU Extension Field Agronomist
  • George Cummins, ISU Extension Field Agronomist
  • Ken Pecinovsky, Northeast Research Farm Superintendent

The program is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. To reach the Northeast Research Farm, go west of Nashua on B60 to Windfall Avenue, go one mile south, turn east on 290th Street and the Research Farm is on the north side of the road.

 

Questions about the program should be directed to your ISU County Extension Office or George Cummins (641) 228-1453.

 

Flooded Iowa Farmstead

Flooded Iowa Farmstead

 


This article was published originally on 6/11/2008 The information contained within the article may or may not be up to date depending on when you are accessing the information.


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