Meetings to Help Farmers Respond to Late Harvest, Lower Grain Prices

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has scheduled three North Central Iowa meetings to respond to producer questions related to the late spring, dry summer and slow crop development. Extension specialists will discuss crop maturity, crop drying and potential effects of an early frost during the meetings. Other topics covered will include crop management, fallow syndrome and fall nitrogen management. Grain marketing and a grain market price outlook also will be on meeting agendas.

ISU Extension and Outreach speakers include:

Chad Hart, grain marketing analyst
Charles Hurburgh, grain quality and handling specialist
Dave Rueber, ISU North Iowa Research Farm superintendent
Mark S. Johnson, field agronomist, Ankeny
Kelvin Leibold, farm management specialist
Paul Kassel, field agronomist, Spencer

Meeting locations and dates

Call your county office if you plan to attend. Registration is not required to attend the meetings, but calling ahead will assist planners as they make meeting preparations.

  • Heartland Museum, Clarion. Friday, Sept. 6, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Speakers are Rueber, Hart, Hurburgh, Johnson.
  • Wesley Community Center, Wesley. Friday, Sept. 6, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Speakers are Hart, Hurburgh, Kassel.
  • Sheffield Ridgestone Country Club, Sheffield. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m with lunch to follow. Speakers are Leibold and Johnson.