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By Staff | Feb 20, 2009

Hamilton County sets 3rd ag series

Hamilton County ISU Extension will be hosting the third session of its series of ag reports at 9 a.m., Thursday, at the county Extension office.

The program will feature Kelvin Leibold, ISU farm management field specialist, and Tom Abbas from the county Farm Service Agency, who will talk on the Farm Bill’s ACRE, SURE and flexible farm leases.

There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. For more information contact the Extension office at (515) 832-9597. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. 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.

Pocahontas Ag Day set, March 4

Pocahontas Ag Day will be held beginning at 9:30 a.m., March 4, at the Rialto Theater and the Expo Center in Pocahontas.

The day begins with Private Pesticide Applicator training at the Rialto Theater.

The group will then move to the Expo Center to view 15 agricultural exhibits and displays until 1 p.m. The displays are from local businesses in addition to ag chemical and seed companies that service the area.

Blood pressures will be taken by the Pocahontas Community Hospital and Home Care staff.

This is the seventh year that 11 sponsors from Pocahontas have sponsored Ag Day.

Individuals who do not need to get their pesticide certification can join the day at the Expo Center at 11 a.m. or attend the afternoon program at the Rialto Theater beginning at 1:15 p.m.

The displays and afternoon program are free of charge.

David Kruse, of CommStock Investments, of Royal, will be the featured speaker for the afternoon program beginning at 1:15 p.m. at the Rialto Theater.

Farm succession planning seminar slated, Feb. 26

A Farm Succession Planning Workshop will be held Thursday, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Hardin County Extension office in Iowa Falls.

This workshop for young farmers and business people will introduce business and estate succession concepts and provide insights for engaging a discussion on these topics with the ownership generation.

The workshop will focus on how a successful transfer of land and assets can work with available planning tools and options. Planning for the future can be a sensitive topic and the differences that shape viewpoints and how you can use that information to approach the subject of succession planning will be discussed.

Producers who need a succession plan to keep their business going will find this workshop useful as they plan for their future.

The workshop is sponsored by Hardin County Farm Bureau and will be facilitated by Farm Bureau Financial Services specialists.

The program is free, but pre-registration is required by calling Hardin County Farm Bureau (641) 939-5428 or Hardin County Extension at (641) 648-4850 by Tuesday.

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