Drought Management Meetings in Cresco, Osage Aug. 2

CRESCO, Iowa -- Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is organizing two Dealing with Drought 2012 meetings on Thursday, Aug. 2. The sessions will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Heritage Events Center in Cresco, and at 1:30 p.m. at the Cedar River Complex Auditorium in Osage. There is no charge to attend either meeting, but the public is encouraged to RSVP by July 31.

The following extension specialists and topics will be featured at both locations: Terry Basol, crops and pest management issues; Russ Euken, livestock management drought related issues; Jennifer Bentley, managing drought corn silage and nitrate toxicity; William Edwards and Kristen Schulte, crop insurance and questions and answers.

These meetings are being sponsored by C US Bank of Cresco, Ridgeway, Lime Springs, Osage and Charles City. To attend, please RSVP by calling C US Bank at 800-397-9964 by July 31.

For more information on drought related issues, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach offices in Howard County, 563-547-3001, or Mitchell County, 641-732-5574.