ISU Extension Meetings To Help Farmers Get Set For Late Harvest

ISU Extension Meetings To Help Farmers Get Set For Late Harvest

ISU Extension is holding meetings in northern Iowa to help farmers respond to late harvest, and lower grain prices.

Iowa State University Extension has scheduled three North Central Iowa meetings for crop producers in response to questions related to the late spring, dry summer and slow crop development for corn and soybeans in 2013. Extension specialists will discuss crop maturity, crop drying and potential effects of an early frost. Other topics covered during the meetings will include crop management, fallow syndrome and fall nitrogen management. Grain marketing and a grain market price outlook also will be on meeting agendas.

ISU Extension and Outreach speakers include:

Chad Hart, grain marketing analyst

Charles Hurburgh, grain quality and handling specialist

LATE HARVEST IS LIKELY: Meetings are scheduled for farmers in north central Iowa to help those in that area who are facing a late harvest of corn and soybeans this fall. Crop development is lagging behind normal due to late planting and tardy crop development earlier this summer. You have a choice of attending one of three upcoming meetings planned in that area of the state; two are set for September 6 and the other one is September 10.

Dave Rueber, ISU North Iowa Research Farm superintendent

Mark S. Johnson, field agronomist, Ankeny

Kelvin Leibold, farm management specialist, Clarion

Paul Kassel, field agronomist, Spencer

Meeting locations and dates: Call your county Extension office if you plan to attend these meetings. Registration is not required to attend the meetings, but calling ahead will assist planners as they make meeting preparations.

* Heartland Museum, Clarion. Friday, Sept. 6, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Speakers are Rueber, Hart, Hurburgh, Johnson.

* Wesley Community Center, Wesley. Friday, Sept. 6, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Speakers are Hart, Hurburgh, Kassel.

* Sheffield Ridgestone Country Club, Sheffield. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 9:30 a.m. with lunch to follow. Speakers are Leibold and Johnson.

ISU offering an Advanced RUSLE2 class this fall; date is Sept. 26 at Polk County Extension office

In other ISU news, ISU Extension and Outreach is offering an Advanced RUSLE2 class. It will be held September 26 at the Polk County Extension office at Altoona in central Iowa. This workshop spends more time looking a tillage systems and conservation practices and their impacts on soil erosion or erosion control within RUSLE2.~~~PAGE_BREAK_HERE~~~

For more information go to Advanced RUSLE2 Workshop Sept. 26 at this link.

ISU Extension and USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service are partnering on these RUSLE 2 educational websites.

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Career Services Honors Retired Director Roger Bruene

The renovated office suite of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences Career Services at Iowa State University was dedicated last week to honor Roger Bruene, the former director. The Roger Bruene Career Services Suite was dedicated August 31. A group of alumni led a fundraising initiative to raise funds to name the offices on the ground floor of Curtiss Hall.

"Roger Bruene impacted the lives of thousands of College of Agriculture & Life Sciences students and alumni," says Wendy Wintersteen, dean of the college. "Serving for more than 40 years as a professor, adviser and director of career services, Roger created a legacy that has enriched the college and the students he served."

Bruene is an Iowa State alum, who earned a bachelor's degree in agronomy in 1956. In 1975, he became the first full-time director of the Office of Career Services in the college. The Bruene career services era was marked by continued growth of Agriculture Career Day, from fewer than 15 employers in 1975 to more than 150 in 1997. He retired in 1998.

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