Managing Through Stress: A Livestock Information Event Held February 4th

AN EDUCATION AND INFORMATION EVENT DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR IOWA LIVESTOCK FARMERS

 

           Iowa Farm Bureau and ISU Extension and Outreach are teaming up to deliver current market and management information to Iowa livestock farmers in these challenging times.  The “Managing Through Stress: A Livestock Information Event” will be held Monday, February 4.

           The event starts at 10:00 a.m. with a morning general session that will be delivered to 14 sites throughout the state via Internet. Farmers will hear from leading experts on livestock and feed price outlook and strategy, weather outlook, financial strategies and managing the stress of farming in challenging times.  After lunch, each site will have local presentations geared toward the challenges faced by a specific species of livestock: beef, swine or dairy. 

           “This information is vital for Iowa farmers right now because they are making 2013 livestock business decisions and there is a lot on the table for them,” says Ed Kordick, IFBF commodity services manager.  “Those who come to the ‘Managing Through Stress’ event can hear nationally-noted experts give advice on a variety of issues, including the looming feed supply and 2013 costs.”

           Morning presentations include: 2013 Feed Price Outlook/Strategies with Dr. Chad Hart, 2013 Livestock Price Outlook/Strategies with Dr. Lee Schultz and Weather Outlook with Dr. Elwynn Taylor.  In addition, Dr. Mike Rosmann will talk about watching for human stress. 

           More information, including a full list of event locations and local topics, can be found at

www.iowafarmbureau.comor on the ISU Extension Calendar, or by contacting Ed Kordick, IFBF commodity services manager, at ekordick@ifbf.org.

 

Location

       

Town

Afternoon Focus

Carroll County Extension Office, 1205 West US Hwy 30 Ste G.

Carroll

Swine

 

Wright County Extension Office, 210 1st Street SW

Clarion

Beef and Swine

Jefferson County Extension Office, 2606 W. Burlington Ave.

Fairfield

Beef

 

Guthrie County Extension Office, 212 State Street

Guthrie Center

Beef

 

Marion County Extension Office, 210 N. Iowa Street

Knoxville

Beef

 

Plymouth County Extension Office, 251 12th St S.E.

Le Mars

Beef

 

Delaware County Extension Office, 1417 N Franklin St.

Manchester

Dairy

 

Borlaug Learning Center, 3327 290th St.

 

Nashua

Swine

 

Sioux County Extension Office, 400 Central Ave NW Suite 700

Orange City

Dairy

 

Mahaska County Extension Office, 212 North I Street

Oskaloosa

Swine

 

YMCA, 313 West Post Street

   

Postville

Dairy

 

Buena Vista County Extension Office, 824 Flindt Drive

Storm Lake

Swine

 

Tama County Extension Office, 203 W. High Street

Toledo

Beef

 

Washington County Extension Office, 2223 250th Street

Washington

Swine

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Iowa Farm Bureau

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is a grassroots, statewide organization dedicated to helping farm families prosper and improve their quality of life.  More than 153,000 families in Iowa are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve economic growth, educational improvement, and environmental quality in their communities.  For more information about Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit the online media center at www.iowafarmbureau.com.

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