Extension Specialists to Present Seminars at 2018 Hawkeye Farm Show

Six specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach will present seminars at the 2018 Hawkeye Farm Show

January 24, 2018, 8:50 am | Bill Arndorfer

Updated Feb. 2, 2018: All seminars are approved for continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers.

Hawkeye Farm ShowsAMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists will be part of the annual Hawkeye Farm Show, discussing a wide variety of topics of interest to farmers.

The Hawkeye Farm Show will be held Feb. 27-March 1 inside the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls. The event runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.

ISU Extension and Outreach will host two educational seminars daily during the three day event, with discussions focusing on challenges and important topics facing farmers during the upcoming planting season. Each seminar will be held in the Alumni Suite of the adjacent McLeod Center.

Attendees are also encouraged to visit the ISU Extension and Outreach booth located on the arena floor.

“The Hawkeye Farm Show provides a great opportunity for farmers to learn about the latest in agricultural practices that can be used to improve their operation,” said Bill Arndorfer, ISU Extension and Outreach regional director. “The ISU Extension and Outreach booth and educational seminars provide an opportunity for farmers to interact with extension specialists.”

ISU Extension and Outreach seminars at 2018 Hawkeye Farm Show

All seminars are approved for continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers. Credits awarded will depend on seminars attended. Seminars use the following credit designations: CM-crop management, PM-pest management, SW-soil and water. All topics are 1.0 credit.

Tuesday, Feb. 27
11 a.m. – 2018 Weather Outlook, Elwynn Taylor, professor of agriculture and meteorology and extension climatologist -- CM

1 p.m. – Crop Disease Update, Alison Robertson, professor and extension specialist in plant pathology and microbiology -- PM

Wednesday, Feb. 28
11 a.m. – 2018 Crop Market Outlook, Chad Hart, associate professor in economics and extension grain markets specialist -- CM

1 p.m. – Iowa Cover Crop Research Updates and Recommendations, Liz Juchems, program specialist with Iowa Learning Farms -- SW

Thursday, March 1
11 a.m. – Timely Scouting for Insect Pests Utilizing a Crop Scout Calendar, Brian Lang, extension field agronomist -- PM

1 p.m. – Dicamba Update, Terry Basol, extension field agronomist -- PM

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