You're Invited to the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association's Annual Meeting on March 2, 2023

February 13, 2023 8:00 AM
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Farmers and those who provide consultation to farmers, as well as the general public, are invited to the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association’s annual meeting on Thursday, March 2, at the Southeast Research and Demonstration Farm (3115 Louisa-Washington Road, Crawfordsville.)

The meeting will feature a research farm update by Cody Schneider, farm superintendent; a presentation on the science aspect related to carbon markets with Jim Jordahl, a project analyst with the Bioeconomy Institute at Iowa State; research project lighting talks highlighting several different research projects from the research farm; and a roundtable discussion on future ideas for research projects. The meeting will end with looking at the current status and economics related to carbon markets with Ryan Drollette and Charles Brown, extension farm management specialists.

Registration and refreshments will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting will start at 10 a.m. and will conclude at 3 p.m. Following the conclusion of the meeting, the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association board of directors will meet.

Lunch will be served as part of the meeting and is free to association members and is $10 for non-association members.

Become a member or renew your membership with the association for $25 for five years. Checks can be made out to SEIARA and sent to the ISU Extension and Outreach Johnson County office (33109 Old Highway 218 S., Iowa City, IA 52246) or can be paid at the annual meeting.

Those who plan to attend are encouraged to pre-register by Feb. 24 by going to or by calling the ISU Extension and Outreach Johnson County office at 319-337-2145. Registration is not required but helps with a headcount for lunch.

The event is supported by Furlong Family Farms and Hills Bank and Trust. Certified Crop Advisors can earn continuing education units for attending this meeting.

For more information, contact Ryan Drollette at or 319-337-2145; Clarabell Probasco at or 641-664-2730; Kristina TeBockhorst at or 319-337-2145; Virgil Schmitt at or 563- 263-5701; or Rebecca Vittetoe at or 319-653-4811.



Rebecca Vittetoe Field Agronomist in EC Iowa

Rebecca Vittetoe is an extension field agronomist in east central Iowa. Educational programs are available for farmers, agribusiness, pesticide applicators, and certified crop advisors.

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Virgil Schmitt Field Agronomist in SE Iowa

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He's worked as an extension 4-H and youth leader in Butler and Grundy Counties and as an extension agriculturist in Linn County, Iowa. He taught high school agricultural ed...