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AGRICULTURE OUTLOOK & MANAGEMENT MEETING
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“When will the drought be over?” According to Dr. Elwynn Taylor “it took three years for soil moisture and the atmosphere to fully recover from the drought of the mid-1950’s.” Taylor will answer that question, discuss the weather outlook for 2013, production risks and how to manage them at the Pro Ag Outlook and Management Meeting.
Adair County and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach (ISUEO) will be hosting a Pro-Ag Outlook and Management meeting on Thursday, November 08, from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Warren Cultural Center Auditorium, 154 Public Square, Greenfield.
As harvest comes to a close, producers, agricultural lenders and suppliers turn their attention to planning ahead for the next production cycle. Participants will hear from three distinguished speakers from Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences departments of Agronomy and Economics. Dr. Chad Hart’s presentation “The 2013 Crop Market Outlook” will start the morning. “Livestock Situation and Outlook” by Dr. Lee Schulz will follow. Dr. Elwynn Taylor’s “Weather Outlook 2013” will conclude the meeting.
“When will the drought be over?” Dr. Elwynn Taylor stated the “it took three years for soil moisture and the atmosphere to recover from the drought of the mid-1950’s.” Taylor will answer that question and discuss the weather outlook for 2013, production risks and how to manage them.
According to Dr. Chad Hart, “2012 was a year for the record books with the severe drought, the highest corn acreage since the Depression, and record high crop prices. The production shortfall from this year sets up next year as a crucial year as producers try to fill the supply hole.” Hart will cover the corn and soybean markets, acreage decisions, and demand trends.
There is no charge for the Agricultural Outlook and Management meeting, thanks to the support area businesses and organizations. Sponsors are Adair County Cattlemen; Adair County Corn and Soybean Association; County Farm Bureau Boards – Adair, Cass, Guthrie, Madison, & Union; Exchange State Bank – Adair; Farm Credit Services – Harlan; Farmers and Merchants State Bank – Winterset, Orient & St. Charles; First National Bank – Fontanelle, Greenfield, Anita, Massena & Correctionville; First National Bank – Creston & Afton; First State Bank – Stuart; KJAN Radio – Atlantic; KSIB Radio – Creston; Rolling Hills Bank & trust – Stuart, Casey, Adair, Anita, Atlantic & Griswold and Union State Bank – Greenfield & Bridgewater.
This is a regional meeting, open to all area lenders, suppliers and producers. Call the Adair County Extension office for more information or to register, at (641)743-8412 or toll free at 1-800-ISUE 399. Pre-registration is optional.