North Central Iowa Research Association to Host Annual Meeting

Topics include farm update, carbon markets and nitrate loss

February 1, 2022, 9:38 am | Angela Rieck-Hinz, Gentry Sorenson, Matt Schnabel

CLARION, Iowa – The North Central Iowa Research Association will host its annual meeting on Thursday, March 3, at the Duncan Community Center, located at 2337 Nation Ave., Britt. 

The association, in partnership with Iowa State University, oversees the Northern Research and Demonstration Farm located at Kanawha.

The annual meeting will feature an update on farm activities by Matt Schnabel, farm superintendent, a presentation on the current status of carbon markets with Kelvin Leibold, farm management specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, and Matt Helmers, director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center and the Dean’s Professorship in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will discuss challenges and opportunities for nitrate loss reduction in north central Iowa. 

Research farm field day.The annual meeting of the research association will take place following the presentations. Board president Greg Guenther will preside over the meeting.

“The research association is in the midst of a capital campaign to raise funds to expand the research and extension capacity serving farmers across north central Iowa,” according to Guenther. “This farm has a long history and the research coming from this farm is invaluable to farmers and retailers in Iowa.”

The current status of the capital campaign will be discussed, officer reports will be shared and an election of board members will take place. Currently the research board has 20 director positions and the board is looking to fill several of those positions. One must be a member of the association to serve. For more information about these positions, contact Greg Guenther at 319-333-8710.

Registration and refreshments will be at 8:45 a.m. and the meeting will start at 9 a.m.  The meeting will adjourn by 1 p.m. Lunch will be served. There is no cost to attend and this meeting is open to the public. Those who are attending are encouraged to pre-register by March 1 by calling Matt Schnabel at 641-762-3247. Certified Crop Advisers can earn continuing education units for attending. 

The morning refreshments are sponsored by First Citizens National Bank. Gold-Eagle Cooperative, Calcium Products and New Cooperative are sponsoring lunch.

Shareable photo: Research farm field event.

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