Hamilton ISU Extension will be hosting an exciting four-session educational opportunity for area agriculture producers and agribusiness people "The Hamilton County Series of Ag Reports." Sessions will be held on February 12th, February 19th, February 26th and March 5th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. at the Hamilton County ISU Extension Office at 311 Bank in Webster City. There will be no charge to participants.
The program will be kicked-off on Thursday, February 12th by Dr. Elwynn Taylor, ISUE Climatologist, who will discuss "Iowa Climate: A Century of Change" and Dr. Matt O'Neal, ISU Entomologist, who will present on "Aphid Resistant Soybeans: Will they Prevent Soybean Aphid Outbreaks?"
Speakers confirmed for the Thursday, February 19th session include Dr. Roger Elmore, ISUE Corn Agronomist, who will talk about "Corn Plant Populations: Critical Component of Yield" and John Holmes, ISUE Field Agronomist, who will discuss "Fertilizer Issues Phosphorus and Potassium."
Speakers scheduled for the Thursday, February 26st session include Kelvin Leibold, ISUE Farm Management Field Spec. and a local FSA Representative, who will present on the "Farm Bill (ACRE/SURE) and Flexible Farm Leases."
Speakers confirmed for the Thursday, March 5th session include Dr. Emily Heaton, ISUE Agronomist, who will talk about the "Practical Considerations in Developing Bio-energy" and Dr. Alison Robertson, ISUE Agronomist who will discuss the "Crop Disease Review of 2008 & Management Options for 2009."
This program is sponsored by Town & Country Insurance, First State Bank, First American Bank, Farm Credit Services of America, the Hamilton County Farm Bureau, Van Diest Supply, United Cooperative, and the Webster City Area Development Ag Committee.
To pre-register for each session, please contact the Hamilton County ISU Extension Office at 515-832-9597. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.