Iowa Corn Growers 2012 Crop Fair Schedule

Iowa Corn Growers 2012 Crop Fair Schedule

"Achieving a more profitable farming operation" is theme of 2012 Corn Growers Crop Fairs to be held across Iowa this winter. Attend one of these free meetings near you, even if you aren't a member of ICGA.

The Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) and Iowa Corn Promotion Board (ICPB) will again join with local sponsoring groups to host 15 free crop fairs across Iowa this winter. The meetings start next week—January 4, 2012 and run through March 5.

If you are located in Iowa and are interested in growing and marketing corn, you are invited to attend one of these meetings—even if you are not a member of ICGA. Choose the one that's located closest to you. There is no charge.

"Our crop fairs are an established tradition for many growers," says Don Mason, ICGA's director of grower services. "These meetings make top experts available at local gatherings where farmers can ask questions and tap into the latest information on issues that affect their profitability."

Mason especially thanks the local sponsoring groups and businesses for making the crop fair program possible: "We would not be able to offer this up-to-date and very valuable information to thousands of farmers who attend these meetings, if we didn't have the support of our sponsors," he says. 

Iowa Corn Growers announce 2012 Crop Fair Schedule

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

Jan. 4 in Sioux City

Jan. 5 in Fremont, Nebraska

Jan. 6 in Burlington

Jan. 16 in Tama

Jan. 17 in Brooklyn

Jan. 25 in Fayette

Jan. 30 in Ames

Feb. 1 in Paullina

Feb. 1 in New Hampton

Feb. 10 in Boone

Feb. 14 in Oakland

Feb. 15 in Orient

Feb. 17 in Bayard

Feb. 20 in Missouri Valley

Feb. 22 in Fort Dodge

Feb. 28 in Bloomfield

Mar. 1 in Villisca

Mar. 5 in Clayton

For full program details on individual crop fairs, go to 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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