ICG Announce 2011 Crop Fair Schedule

ICG Announce 2011 Crop Fair Schedule

Theme this year is "Achieving a more profitable farming operation." Thanks to local sponsoring groups, there will be 20 crop fairs help across Iowa this winter and you get in for free.

The Iowa Corn Growers Association and Iowa Corn Promotion Board will again join with local sponsoring groups to host 20 free crop fairs across Iowa this winter. "Our crop fairs are an established tradition for many growers," says Don Mason, ICGA/ICPB director of grower services. "They make top experts available at local gatherings where farmers can ask questions and tap into the latest information on issues and topics that affect their profitability."

Mason especially thanks local sponsoring groups and businesses for making the crop fair program possible: "We would not have been able to offer up-to-date information to thousands of farmers without the support of our sponsors. " 

Dates and locations for this year's crop fair schedule include:

Jan. 4 and 5 in Cedar Rapids

Jan. 6 in Shenandoah

Jan. 6 in Sioux City

Jan. 7 in Burlington

Jan. 17 in Tama

Jan. 25 in Fayette

Jan. 26 in Missouri Valley

Jan. 31 in Elkader

Feb. 2 in Paullina

Feb. 2 in New Hampton

Feb. 10 in Promise City

Feb. 10 in Ames

Feb. 11 in Guthrie Center

Feb. 11 in Mason City

Feb. 16 in Fort Dodge

Feb. 16 in Orient

Feb. 17 in Oakland

Feb. 18 in Boone

Feb. 24 in Wall Lake

Feb. 28 in Creston

Mar. 10 in Fairfield

For full program details on individual crop fairs, go to www.iowacorn.org or call 515-225-9242. The ICPB directs the investment of Iowa corn checkoff funds to develop and defend markets, fund research, and provide education about corn and corn products. The ICGA is a membership organization, lobbying on agricultural issues on behalf of its 6,500 members.

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