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 markjohn@iastate.edu. Kelvin Leibold is an extension farm management specialist. He can be reached at 641-648-4850 or e-mail kleibold@iastate.edu. Paul Kassel is an extension field agronomist. He can be reached at 712-260-3389 or e-mail kassel@iastate.edu.

 

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Mark Johnson Field Agronomist in Central Iowa

Mark Johnson is a field agronomist in central Iowa for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. He frequently speaks with farmers, crop consultants, agronomists, and farm managers about integrated crop management, crop and soybean management, soil fertility, alfalfa, tillage systems, and soi...

Paul Kassel Field Agronomist in NW Iowa

Paul Kassel provides research based crop production information to area farmers and agribusiness. Educational programs are available for farmers, agribusiness, pesticide applicators, and certified crop advisors.

Areas of expertise include soil survey, crop production, soil fertility, so...