North Central Iowa Research Association to Hold Annual Meeting

Farm association and guest speakers to convene in Clarion

February 3, 2023, 10:29 am | Angela Rieck-Hinz, Gentry Sorenson, Matt Schnabel

CLARION, Iowa – The North Central Iowa Research Association, in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will host its annual meeting on Thursday, March 9, at the Red Shed, located at 908 Second St. NW, Clarion.

The annual meeting will feature an update on farm activities by Matt Schnabel, farm superintendent, along with presentations from guest speakers Dennis Todey, director of the USDA-ARS Midwest Climate Hub, on the growing season outlook and climate implications; and Sotirios Archontoulis, professor of agronomy at Iowa State, speaking on soil nitrogen supply, crop N use and optimum N rates.

Northern Research and Demonstration Farm sign.“Having two speakers addressing climate concerns and implications from the past two years and looking at those impacts for the 2023 growing season provides important context for making management decisions for farmers,” said Angie Rieck-Hinz, extension field agronomist. 

The annual meeting of the research association will take place following the presentations. Board president Greg Guenther will preside over the meeting and will provide an update on the ongoing capital campaign to raise funds for a new research and extension facility at the farm.

Election of board members and officers will also be held. Currently the research board has 20 director positions and the board is looking to fill several of those positions. Candidates must be a member of the association to serve. If you have interest in one of these positions, contact Greg Guenther at 319-333-8710.

Registration and refreshments will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting starts at 9 a.m. The meeting will adjourn by 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

There is no cost to attend and the meeting is open to the public. Participants are encouraged to pre-register by March 3 by calling Matt Schnabel at 641-762-3247.

Certified Crop Advisers can earn continuing education units for attending this meeting. The association appreciates the support and sponsorship from First Citizens National Bank, Gold-Eagle Cooperative, Calcium Products and New Cooperative.

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