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Farm News Ag Show starts Wednesday

By Staff | Nov 27, 2009

Ag humorist Jerry Carroll will entertain Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The Farm News 8th Annual Farm Show is set for a two-day run Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 in the Iowa Central Community College’s Career Education Building, at 1 Triton Circle, in Fort Dodge.

The show is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Dec. 2, and from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 3.

The speakers’ schedules and profiles are as follows:

  • David Kruse – Dec. 2, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Kruse will speak on “Reinflating the American economy: Ramifications and risks to ag marketing.” Kruse is president of CommStock Investments, based in Royal, in Clay County, and Brazil Iowa Farms, also based in Royal. He is sponsored by United Bank of Iowa.
  • Jerry Carroll – Dec. 2 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. He is being sponsored by POET Biorefining.

Carroll is a North Carolina farmer and southern humorist. He draws his material from 20 years farming on his own before hitting the entertainment trail.

He performs for corporate meetings and events, conventions and events, and for a variety of associations and their events.

David Kruse will speak Wednesday, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, on “Reinflating the American economy: Ramifications and risks to ag marketing.”

Online, readers can get a sneak preview of his humor and delivery style at www.larryweaver.com/comedy/country-comedians/video.asp.

  • Allen Patten – Dec. 2 from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. He’ll be speaking on the volatility and risks in production agriculture and commodity markets. He is sponsored by Farm Credit Services.

Patten is vice president of the FCS office in Hamilton County.

  • Brian Hoops – Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Hoops will talk on “Marketing in a new era of agriculture.” He is sponsored by Brokaw Supply Company.

Hoops is president and senior marketing analyst for Midwest Market Solutions Inc., based in Yankton, S.D.

Hoops syndicated columns includes Farm News and other farm publications throughout the Midwest and Plains States.

He started his career in the banking industry and was vice president of Northwest Iowa Bank. He grew up on a grain farm and graduated from Northwestern College in 1991.

  • Dr. Larry Johnson – Dec. 3 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Johnson is director of Iowa State University’s new Bio Century Research Farm, which opened earlier this fall. He is being sponsored by the research farm.

Allen Patten will speak Wednesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., on the volatility and risks in production agriculture and commodity markets.

Visitors to the Farm Show can register for a new Bobcat BG5H portable generator, valued more than $1,100, sponsored by R&J Material Handling.

Coffee and doughnuts will be served on the morning of Dec. 2, by the ag relations committee of the Fort Dodge Chamber of Commerce.

Lunch on Dec. 2 will be served by Webster County Pork Producers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A free breakfast on Dec. 3 will be served by Chris’ Cakes from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. This breakfast is being sponsored by Lundell Plastics Corporation.

Lunch on Dec. 3 will be served by Webster County Beef Producers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Brian Hoops will speak Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., on “Marketing in a new era of agriculture.”

There is free parking and free admission into the ag show.

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Dr. Lawrence Johnson will speak Thursdday, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. He is director of Iowa State University’s new Bio Century Research Farm, which opened earlier this fall, near Boone.