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Farm News Ag Show ready for visitors

By Staff | Dec 4, 2012

More than 70 exhibitors from Iowa and surrounding states will showcase their latest state-of-the-art technology in grain products, equipment, ag services, seed varieties and farm toys. Parking is free, and there is no admission charge to the show.

FORT DODGE – All effort is being made for Wednesday’s start of the Farm News 11th anniversary ag show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday at the Career Education Building on the Iowa Central Community College campus, Fort Dodge.

More than 70 exhibitors from Iowa and surrounding states will showcase their latest state-of-the-art technology in grain products, equipment, ag services, seed varieties and farm toys. Parking is free, and there is no admission charge to the show.

Those attending the show can register to win a Kubota top and bottom set toolbox, valued at more than $2,000. The toolbox is provided by R & J Material Handling, Fort Dodge, and Farm News.

Todd Sears, president of Intelliair, western district manager professional services, will speak from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday and will discuss “Bringing Profits to Grain Storage.” Sears’ appearance is sponsored by Intelliair, of Garden City, Mo.

Kelvin Liebold, farm and ag business management specialist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will speak from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday and will discuss “Future Issues Impacting Agriculture.”

Adam Dearchs, sales manager for Sportsman's Corner, in Algona, sets placards on ATVs that will be on display during the two-day event.

Mark Licht, field agronomist, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will speak from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday and will discuss “Crop Management Considerations for 2013.”

Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, will speak from 3 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday and will discuss “An Overview of Iowa’s Ag Opportunities.”

Elwynn Taylor, Iowa State University agriculture meteorologist, will speak from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday and will discuss “Weather & Crop Outlook for 2013 and Beyond.” Taylor’s appearance is sponsored by Brokaw Supply of Fort Dodge.

Richard Cruse, professor and director of the Iowa Water Center, Iowa State University, will speak from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Thursday and will discuss “Tillage, Fertilizer Placement, and Managing for Dry Conditions.” Cruse’s appearance is sponsored by Blue Ribbon Pelham Waters of Fort Dodge.

Myron Friesen, Farm Financial Strategies financial representative, will speak from noon until 1:30 p.m. on Thursday and will discuss “Farm Legacy: Adding Clarity in Uncertain Times.”

Steve Ogle, of Heartland Ag, in Ames, puts the finishing touches to his booth at Farm News Ag Show in preparation for Wednesday's start.

Erika Eckley, staff attorney at the Iowa State Center for Agriculture Law and Taxation, and will speak from 1:45 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday and will discuss “Legal and Tax Issues Affecting Iowa’s Agricultural Sector.”

Readers from across 33 counties in northwest and north central Iowa will have a chance to meet face-to-face with more than 60 exhibitors.

Lunch is available on-site by the Webster County Pork Producers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday and by the Webster County Beef Producers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Meals will be served by the Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Ag Relations Task Force with the help of Iowa Central Community College agricultural students.

There will be a free pancake breakfast for the first 525 guests from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. The breakfast is catered by Chris Cakes and is sponsored by Lundell Plastics, of Odebolt.

Farm News Ag Show partners include Webster County Farm Bureau, R & J Material Handling, Intelliair, Lundell Plastics, Brokaw Supply, Heartland Ag, Blue Ribbon Pelham Waters, Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge Growth Alliance Ag Relations Task Force, Webster County Pork Producers and the Webster County Beef Producers.

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