Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm to Hold Annual Meeting

Topics will include short stature corn, trial results and nitrogen management

February 8, 2024, 10:30 am | Terry Basol, Joshua Michel, Ken Pecinovsky

NASHUA, Iowa – The annual meeting of the Northeast Iowa Agricultural Experimental Association will be held March 13 at Iowa State University’s Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm, near Nashua.

David Miller, consulting chief economist for Decision Innovation Solutions, Mark Licht, associate professor in agronomy and cropping systems specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach, and Michael Castellano, Iowa State professor and lead, Iowa Nitrogen Initiative, will speak at the farm's Borlaug Learning Center.

The program starts at 9:30 a.m. with the board meeting. Miller will share his insights of the sustainable and biofuels market with his presentation at 10 a.m. titled “Sustainable Aviation Fuel and Ethanol, What Iowa Has to Gain (or Lose).”

In the next hour, Licht will discuss the current research findings of short stature corn. During lunch, Ken Pecinovsky, farm superintendent, will review 2023 research trial results conducted at the farm and discuss future research plans. Castellano will wrap up the presentations at 1 p.m. with an update of the Iowa Nitrogen Initiative.

A free lunch will be provided, sponsored by Becks Hybrids. Following Castellano’s presentation, the NEIAEA board of directors will meet. The day’s sessions qualify for four free CCA credits (3 CM, 1 NM).

The meeting is free and open to the public. The program will be held at the Borlaug Learning Center on the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm.

Directions: From Nashua at the junction of Highway 218 (Exit 220) and County Road B60, go west on B60 1.1 miles to Windfall Ave., then south 1 mile to 290th St., then east 0.2 miles to the farm. For more information about the event, call Terry Basol at 641-426-6801.

Shareable photo: Sign at the Northeast Research and Demonstration Farm.

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