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Integrated Crop Management Conference and the Agribusiness Association of Iowa Join Forces


AMES, Iowa - The 17th Annual Integrated Crop Management Conference and the Agribusiness Association of Iowa (AAI) Agribusiness Expo will be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 on the Iowa State University (ISU) Campus. This is the first year the two events will be held together.

“Combining our annual education conference and the Expo with a common date and location is a great benefit for participants. This allows service provider and retail dealers an opportunity to participate in both events without being away from their business for an extended period of time,” said Gerald Miller, program director, ISU Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension.

“Our AAI members are always looking for new technology, data and innovation from the academic side of our industry. Partnering with the ISU ICM conference in early December should provide an excellent venue to start out the new crop year,” said Dave Reiff, AAI Services chair.

The ICM Conference offers education on the latest crop production and protection technology in Iowa and surrounding states and is hosted by ISU Extension, the College of Agriculture and the departments of Agronomy, Entomology, Plant Pathology and Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.

The Agribusiness Expo presents a comprehensive collection of new and innovative products covering all facets of the agribusiness industry.

Brochures and online registration for the 2005 ISU Integrated Crop Management and AAI Agribusiness Expo will be available in October. To register online for this event or for more information, visit the Agribusiness Education Program Web site at http://www.aep.iastate.edu.

Companies interested in exhibiting at the Agribusiness Expo should contact Joan O’Brien, at (515) 262-8323, or via e-mail at joano@agribiz.org.



Contacts :

Brent Pringnitz, AgriBusiness Education Program, (515) 294-9487, bpring@iastate.edu

Jean McGuire, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-7033, jmcguire@iastate.edu

Joan O’Brien, Agribusiness Association of Iowa, (515) 262-8323, joano@agribiz.org