Central Iowa Crop Weather and Market Outlook Meetings in June

ALTOONA, Iowa – Crop and livestock producers can learn about issues and strategies to prepare for fall by attending informational meetings hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Crop weather and market outlook meetings will be held at five locations the last week of June; there is no charge to attend.

Two speakers will discuss crop weather and the market outlook:

Don Roose, President and CEO of U.S. Commodities, Inc., helps create risk management programs for grain elevators, cattle and hog feedlots, producers, manufacturers and processors. Don has five decades of risk management experience and grew up on a grain and livestock farm operation.

Dennis Todey, state and extension climatologist for South Dakota State University, has conducted research on long-term climate trends and climate-yield relationships throughout the Midwest. He is a frequent speaker on long range outlooks, climate trends and general climate, variability and change information.

Crop weather and marketing outlook meeting dates and locations

  • June 24, 7 p.m. – Ogden, Community Center
  • June 25, 9 a.m. – Nevada, Story County Extension Office
  • June 25, 7 p.m. – Brooklyn, Manatt Community Center 
  • June 26, 9 a.m. – Oskaloosa, Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museum 
  • June 26, 7 p.m. – Ankeny DMACC, Building 6 Auditorium

Sponsors include Cargill, Heartland Cooperative, Iowa Soybean Association, Key Cooperative and West Central.

For questions about these meetings, please contact a county ISU Extension office.