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Loved Ag Show

By Staff | Dec 12, 2012

To the editor,

As an agricultural business owner I was a vendor at the Farm-News Ag Show that was held Dec. 5 and 6 on the ICCC campus.

Area farmers attended this informative two-day event. The event had more than 70 exhibitors showcasing their products and services. Dana Lantz and his staff should be very proud of the show they put together for this year.

Bill Northey, the state’s secretary of agriculture said that, “Two out of every three Iowa acres are planted in corn and soybeans. You just don’t see that in other states. We sometimes take it for granted.”

Iowa has a tremendous responsibility to feed the world. To do this, technology and innovative concepts have helped the farmer produce, on average, twice the amount of corn per acre than in 1988.

From the development of products that work as a water management tool by holding water in the soil like a reservoir for the plants to use, especially during the hot and dry parts of the year, to micronutrient foliar supplements to enhance crop growth. The genetic potential for a crop is rarely reached due to stresses encountered during the growing season.

These products along with seed genetics have given the American farmer the tools to succeed.

As the owner of a business whose products are tailored for these areas of concern, I can certainly appreciate the information that was given at these forums.

Next time you sit down and enjoy a meal, think about how those products got to your table. Think about the American farmer.

I plan to once again be a vendor at the 2013 Ag Show when it moves to its new location on the east side of town in the old Smithway Xpress building.

Mark Good


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