ISU Research & Demonstration Farms to Host Crops Field Day August 1, 2013

Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms (ISU Armstrong Research Farm) along with the Wallace Foundation for Rural Research and Development would like to invite you to attend our annual Crops Field Day at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, 2013.

The evening will begin with a light supper compliments of the Wallace Foundation for Rural Research & Development. After supper everyone will load up on people movers and be transferred to three different stations while riding on the movers.

The first station will be a demonstration of the new Weather Stations presented by Elwynn Taylor, ISU Agronomy Professor. He will discuss the system of the statewide weather stations and how the stations will measure soil moisture at four depths and be accessible by producers.

The second station will be presented by Mark Hanna, ISU Ag & Bio-systems Engineering. Mark will discuss the Farm Energy Project being done at the ISU Armstrong Research Farm. Mark will tell us about the new project monitoring fuel usage with farm equipment and corn drying costs.

At station number three Aaron Saeugling, ISU Crops Field Specialist, will be discussing corn development at various corn planting dates.

The ISU Armstrong Research Farm is located 12 miles southwest of Atlantic on Highway 6, half a mile south on 525th Street, and a half mile east on Hitchcock Avenue, or 13 miles east of Oakland on Highway 6, half a mile south on 525th Street, and half a mile east on Hitchcock Avenue. Please contact us at 712-769-2600 with questions. The field day is open to the public at no cost.

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