AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a meeting on July 26 to discuss drought conditions that are causing concerns for both crop and livestock producers. The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the Fair Hall of the Davis County Fairgrounds.
The meeting will be hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach specialists Josh Michel, field agronomist, Joe Sellers, beef specialist, and Charles Brown, farm management specialist. Topics to be discussed during the meeting include crop growth and development under drought conditions, feeding drought damaged crops, silage and crop insurance considerations.
Weather patterns and drought monitor considerations also will be discussed by Justin Glisan, state climatologist with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Representatives from the USDA Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service also may be present to share information on assistance available through their offices.
The meeting is free and open to the public and is expected to last approximately 90 minutes. Starting 45 minutes before the meeting, producers may bring five representative corn stalk samples for a quick nitrate assessment to be conducted either before or after the meeting, depending on time available.
The meeting is sponsored by the Davis County Cattlemen’s Association.