Celebrating National Ag Week

Thank you to all those who attended our Agriculture Appreciation Breakfast to celebrate National Agriculture Week!

On Monday, March 18th in Donnellson 75 local farmers, ranchers, and other agri-business related personnel from the tri-state area came together to network and celebrate agriculture both as an industry and as a lifestyle.  They were treated to presentations from Mike Pearson, IPTV’s Market to Market Host, and Ryan Smith, Regional Account Manager for the Schneider Corporation.

Pearson spoke about his experience growing up working on his family's farm and how he has used those valuable experiences both in his professional career and on his own farm.  He also discussed topics related to market conditions, regulatory issues, and the future outlook for agriculture and farming.

The Schneider Corporation provides the Beacon GIS technology that is available in numerous counties in the tri-state area.  The program is online and free to use for the public.  Smith presented to the group about how farmers and agri-businesses can use the program for information related to agricultural land.

We also want to thank our co-sponsors Sullivan Auctioneers, LLC; Lee County Cattlemen; and Lee County Farm Bureau Federation.

Darbee Wellman, Lee and Henry County Extension Agriculturalist/Horticulturalist

Mike Pearson, IPTV's Market to Market Host

Ryan Smith, Schneider Corporation Regional Account Manager

Participants networking during breakfast.

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