Meetings to Help Farmers Respond to Late Harvest, Lower Grain Prices

August 27, 2013

By Mark S. Johnson, Kelvin Leibold and Paul Kassel, ISU Extension and Outreach

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 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. 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
•Chad Hart, grain marketing analyst
•Charles Hurburgh, grain quality and handling specialist
•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 office if you plan to attend. 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.


Mark S. Johnson is an extension field agronomist. He can be reached at 515-979-9578 or e-mail Kelvin Leibold is an extension farm management specialist. He can be reached at 641-648-4850 or e-mail Paul Kassel is an extension field agronomist. He can be reached at 712-260-3389 or e-mail


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