Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Pocahontas and Sac county will hold meetings to discuss the effects of the current drought on crops and livestock.
The Sac county meeting will be held on Thursday August 6 at the Sac County Fairgrounds 4-H Building at 416 Park Avenue, Sac City. Registration and refreshments will begin at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will start a 10:30 a.m. and adjourn at 12 p.m.
The Pocahontas county meeting will be held on Thursday August 6 at the Pocahontas Expo Center located at 310 NE 1st Street, Pocahontas, IA 50574.
Registration and refreshments will begin at 1 p.m. The meeting will start a 1:30 p.m. and adjourn at 3 p.m.
Speakers and topics include:
- Paul Kassel, Extension Field agronomist –crop moisture use, the US Drought Monitor, crop staging, yield prospects
- Beth Doran, Extension Beef Specialist –livestock topics, corn silage questions, forage alternatives
- Gary Wright and Tim Christensen, Extension Farm Management specialists – farm program and crop insurance topics.
- John Landgraff and Paul Berte, Farm Service Agency Executive Directors in Sac and Pocahontas - Farm Program topics that are drought related.
There is no cost to attend. Persons who are planning to attend are encouraged to pre-register by August 5. Please call the Sac County Extension office at 712 662 7131 or Pocahontas County Extension office at 712 335 3103.