EC Iowa BYLPN
August 29, 2013. The East Central Iowa group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Jim Thoma farm, near 13345 Fox Rd, Jesup to learn more about his mono slope deep-pit confinement and working facilities. ISU Extension ag engineer Greg Brenneman will talk about the value of manure. Buchanan County Cattlemen will grill burgers. Feel free to bring interested friends. Directions: from the Gilbertville exit on I380, go east 2.5 miles, north1 mile, then east 1/2 mile. Call Denise Schwab at 319-472-4739 for more specific directions.
August 7, 2013. The group met at Ben Olson’s pasture south of Vinton. Ben talked about the work he did on the pasture including seeding improvement, subdivision, installing a watering system that pumps water from a pond to tire waterers, and how he constructed his tire waterers. Tina Cibula from Tama County NRCS shared information on their cost share programs.
March 5, 2013.The peer group met in LaPorte City with dinner and “Accessing Capital” presentations by Steve Ferguson, Iowa Ag Development Authority; Jason Hunziker, USDA Farm Loan Program; Jason Gates, Farm Credit Services of America, Cedar Falls office; Dan Flaucher, Bank Iowa, Independence.
January 2, 2013. “Market Outlook” meeting and discussion with Dr. Lee Schultz, ISU livestock economist from ISU. Ken Birker from Vinton and Todd Wiley from Walker also shared their thoughts on opportunities in livestock production.
Benton, Black Hawk, Buchanan and Tama
Benton, Black Hawk, Buchanan & Tama County Cattlemen associations, Benton and Buchanan county Farm Bureaus